Although progress has been made in the advancement of women’s equality in education, a wide gap still exists in leadership and gender disparity.
There is no absence of women in the education field, however, research shows that the higher up the academic ladder, the wider the gender gap. Thankfully, many educational institutions are making strides to address this problem, and in the past decade we have seen more women assume leadership roles. However, females are still in the minority at the top. According to a study by the American Council on Education, only 30 percent of college leaders are female. Women are better represented in the C-suite than in the presidency, but still make up far less than half of senior academic positions. This inequality influences how students interpret gender roles and fosters inequality.