This book foregrounds the voices of women in educational leadership to draw on the power of diverse perspectives and to create an environment that better embraces a broad range of leadership styles.

Chapters explore formal and informal women's educational leadership practices and examine the methods and approaches used by successful women leaders across West Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia. The book examines how best to humanize educational leadership in a way that invests in the unique skills and talents that women leaders possess, and it identifies a leadership model that is situated within a range of intersecting theoretical frameworks that revolve around collective leadership, transformation theories, and community partnerships. In doing so, the book elevates education into the sphere of comprehensiveness, inclusion, equity, sustainability, and social justice.

By sharing the lived experience of women leaders using a multi-perspective narrative approach, the book develops and hones exemplary educational leadership and community-engaged practices for the good of all. This volume will be key reading for scholars, doctoral students, and researchers engaged in fields such as education policy, women’s studies, and international and comparative education, among others.

chapter 1|20 pages

Women in educational leadership and community building

An introduction

chapter 2|19 pages

Women leaders

Space, place, role, and change

chapter 4|20 pages

Women's collective leadership

A comprehensive transformation

chapter 5|18 pages

Women and power dynamics

A covert revolution

chapter 7|16 pages

Beyond education

Empowerment model

chapter 8|6 pages

Women's educational leadership

Concluding thoughts