Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Churchlands, Australia


Women in leadership program


Kinnear, A. (Ed.). (1998). Proceedings of the fifth international women in leadership conference: ethics or leadership? The 90's dilemma. Churchlands, Australia: Edith Cowan University.


The International Women in Leadership conference attracts internationally renowned speakers as well as a wide audience from across the nation. The Conference is at the forefront of organisational and leadership research and provides a means of personal interaction with preeminent female researchers and leaders in Australia and overseas. Such interaction deepens the understanding of the leadership capacities of women and of leadership in organisations, knowledge which is central to the intellectual work of the Women in Leadership Project. Held at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, from the 25th-27th November 1996, the Fifth International Women in Leadership conference focused on the theme: 'Ethics or Leadership? The 90's Dilemma'.

Since its inception in 1991, the Women in Leadership Project at Edith Cowan University has developed a strong national reputation for its expertise in identifying and responding to the challenges which face women who work in the higher education sector. The project is particularly known for creating forums which publicly showcase the leadership capacities of women across a wide range of professions and sectors. To date, the Women in Leadership model has been used as a benchmark for similar programs established in 20 universities in Australia and New Zealand.