Challenges for feminist leadership in HEIs

Joint webinar with Gearing Roles
Co-organised with
  • 30 September 2020
  • 10:00-11:30 cest
Learning objectives
  • Share the experiences of a senior leader working for gender equality
  • Reflect on the challenges and dilemmas of feminist leadership
  • Sensitise about negotiation processes, compromises and interest struggles in complex organisations
Who is it for?
  • HEIs leaders and managers
  • Decision makers
  • Change agents
  • Sister projects
  • Gender focal points
Webinar Material


Outsiders within? Dilemmas of an academic feminist as manager in the neoliberal academy

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Prof. Fiona Mackay

University of Edinburgh

Professor Fiona Mackay is a Scottish feminist political scientist whose work examines the ways in which gender inequality is reinforced through political, legal and social institutions. She is interested in the extent to which institutions may be designed or reformed to promote gender justice, inclusion and women’s human rights. Fiona has also served in a variety of academic leader-manager roles at University of Edinburgh, including as Dean and Head of the School of Social and Political Science, one of the largest in the UK. She currently directs the genderED interdisciplinary hub (UoE) and is also founding co-director of FIIN - the Feminism and Institutionalism International Network.