Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Master of Arts in Leadership (MAL)
Kristin M Bloomberg
This research discusses the challenge of integrating difference into feminist coalition leadership. Based on qualitative interviews with thirteen leaders of feminist or woman-centered organizations and coalitions, I propose criteria and a model for evaluating an organization's difference competency as viewed through a feminist lens. Using the model to measure each organization's effectiveness at integrating difference into their leadership structure and programming, I describe challenges that have prevented the full integration of difference as well as the successes that have moved them toward a more holistic organizational model. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the implications a larger social system has by placing constraints on feminist leadership using difference as a means to achieving their goals.
Parrish, Erin E., ""Build from the Inside Out": Integrating Difference into Feminist Coalition Leadership" (2012). Theses and Graduate Projects. 1279.