Increasing Women's Representation in School Leadership

This evidence brief compiles emerging insights on the association between women school leaders and education outcomes. It also seeks to draw attention to the low representation of women in school leadership roles and the barriers that hinder women's access to these positions. Finally, this brief highlights the need for further research on gender and school leadership to identify policies and practices that can be implemented to increase women’s representation and scale high-quality management practices adopted by women to more schools to advance learning outcomes for children.

Resource Info

Resource Type

Policy Brief


Published by

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


School Administration and Monitoring
School Management