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For Women Seeking to Advance in Academe, Advice From 4 Who Made It to the Top

By Jack Stripling

– Be on powerful committees that control money.

– Avoid petty disputes.

– And always have the last word.

Such was the sometimes tongue-in-cheek—and sometimes not—advice a panel of female presidents gave an audience at the National Archives here Thursday night.

At the “Fourth Annual Forum on Women in Leadership” series, female university leaders discussed their trajectory through academe and the challenges that remain in a profession dominated by men. Speaking to an audience of mostly women, the presidents of four institutions warned that women are easily sidelined in academe in part because they are lured into positions and onto committees that won’t help them advance through the administrative ranks.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/For-Women-Seeking-to-Advance/126889/

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