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The Critical Importance of Support Systems for Women Educational CEOs

Katie Higginbottom , Kerry Robinson

Research has shown that effective support systems are key to an educational CEO for success and tenure in the position. This qualitative secondary ana.


Research has shown that effective support systems are key to an educational CEO for success and tenure in the position. This qualitative secondary analysis (QSA) of women educational CEOs from the United States and Canada allowed for the reexamination of interviews from 37 participants focused on the importance of support systems. Findings uncovered six different themes or areas of support/hindrances: three formal supports/hindrances, policy, school board, and staff, and three informal supports/hindrances, family, community, and mentors/other women educational CEOs.

Keywords: Women, educational CEOs, superintendents, support systems.

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