The Profile of Women Leadership in Academia in Turkey: A Descriptive Analysis

Öztürk Başpınar N.

V. ASC 2023 / Spring Congress Everchanging World: Challenges and Opportunities, Multan, Pakistan, 10 - 12 May 2023, pp.332

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Multan
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Page Numbers: pp.332
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Women are one of the most disadvantaged groups in business life. The difficulty of being a woman in general turns into a bigger problem when it comes to female academics. "Gender in academia" is one of the important problem areas. Women in academia is a serious social problem not only in our country but also in almost all countries. Millions of women in various countries around the world are subjected to gender-based discrimination. Turkish academic life has a unique and gendered history. In this respect, it is important for academic discourse to problematize and talk about the processes women go through in building a "leadership" career. In this study, it is aimed to examine the situation of women academics working under difficult conditions with a descriptive statistical technique based on quantitative data. In this way, it is aimed to determine the roles of women in academic career and management responsibilities and to describe their successes, frustrations and the academic culture they are in. The results of the study show that academic women follow two types of discourses when assuming the managerial role: winning and losing. Keywords: Higher Education, Women Academics, Women Leadership, Descriptive Analysis, Turkey