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The importance of higher education in today’s world and workforce cannot be overstated. It is well-known that higher education leads to better jobs, higher salaries, and elevated social status. Unfortunately, women have been historically underrepresented in the realm of higher education. In recent years, however, numerous efforts have been made to stabilize and empower women in this arena. As such, this chapter aims to provide an in-depth analysis of these progressive efforts. Stabilizing and empowering women in higher education is essential in promoting gender equality and generational social progress. While substantial gains have been made in recent years, much remains to be done. Universities must continue to support all women in higher education – students, staff, faculty, and leaders alike – through mentorship, work-life balance policies, and opportunities for advancement. Highlighted here is that these efforts will provide women with the support and opportunities necessary to succeed in and beyond the academic sphere.
Johnson, N. N. (2023). Stabilizing and Empowering Women in Higher Education: Aligning, Centering, and Building. In H. Schnackenberg & D. Simard (Eds.), Stabilizing and Empowering Women in Higher Education: Realigning, Recentering, and Rebuilding (pp. 1-18). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-6684-8597-2.ch001