Gender related issues have been among the most prominent causes of discrimination in every aspect of life particularly in professional circles as a result of the traditional perception that unconsciously places men as leaders while women on the other hand become bystanders. This has resulted into inequity and discrimination which also has effects on the economic viability of countries all over the world. In educational leadership positions, women face a lot of challenges culminating in underrepresentation even though women enrolment in higher education is gradually increasing. This study seeks to examine the value of gender equity in educational leadership as well as the barriers and the solutions to gender inequity in educational leadership positions. The thematic approach of qualitative methodology would be adopted in establishing and reviewing the literature on the subject. Selected literature would be streamlined by set inclusion and exclusion criteria. Findings and recommendations would be based on deductions from the literature to ensure increase of gender equity in higher education leadership.
Gender equity, higher education leadership, women leadership,gender equality
MADUAKOR IFEOMA ANULIKA
05 September 2022 13:06