Women's Leadership in Higher Education Barriers and Opportunities in Indonesia


  • Dini Cahyati
  • Hasan Hariri
  • Sowiyah
  • Dedy Hermanto Karwan




Women's leadership, obstacles, opportunities


This review analyzes and describes the factors that women in Indonesia consider obstacles to achieving top leadership positions, especially at the college level, by looking at the various obstacles and opportunities women experience in other countries. This research was conducted using a qualitative design with a descriptive approach. The data analysis comprised data collection, data reduction, data presentation, and drawing conclusions. The results showed that women in Indonesia, especially in tertiary institutions, still face obstacles in reaching top leadership positions, even though there is a growing recognition of gender equality. Women do not report experiencing obstacles from institutions but rather from family responsibilities, a patriarchal culture, and a lack of support.




How to Cite

Cahyati, D., Hariri, H., , S., & Karwan, D. H. (2021). Women’s Leadership in Higher Education Barriers and Opportunities in Indonesia. International Journal of Education Policy and Leadership, 17(9), 8 pp. https://doi.org/10.22230/ijepl.2021v17n9a939