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Chapter 6: Pencilled in at the Margins: Dealing with Bullies at Work
Higher education needs more women in leadership roles. As various institutional barriers diminish it is pleasing to see more women progressing to senior positions, although they may generate new hurdles to be overcome. Unfortunately, some of the challenges may relate to the resentment from other women who have also achieved higher status and recognition. The ‘sisterhood’ is not necessarily a positive or supportive phenomenon.
It is important for senior women to share their stories and to reflect on their experiences to enable learning by others (Cotterill and Lether-by 2005). Unfortunately, there is a paucity of stories ...