Fix the system, not the women: The Women’s Power Gap Initiative

July 2022

Women comprise nearly 40% of provosts and academic deans at our nation’s elite research universities (R1 Carnegie Classification), yet their numbers drop precipitously at the next rung such that they account for only 22% of campus presidents and 10% of multicampus system presidents. These small numbers of female presidents cannot be explained away as merely a pipeline problem.

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