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2011

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies

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Women In Positions Of Influence: Exploring The Journeys Of Female Community Leaders, Mary Pflanz Jan 2011

Women In Positions Of Influence: Exploring The Journeys Of Female Community Leaders, Mary Pflanz

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Although the leadership norm continues to be male-oriented, more women are occupying positions of leadership in our society. The prevalent question has shifted from whether or not women can lead to how effectively they lead. To better understand the effectiveness of female community leaders, this qualitative research study explores the common features in the paths of women who have attained leadership positions. The stories of these women were derived by conducting ten interviews with women who are in positions of leadership within their communities. The interviews used open-ended questions to elicit personal responses from the interviewees, and phenomenological methods were ...