EnPOWER is specifically designed to ensure that intended beneficiaries, women leaders and aspiring women leaders, will be involved in co-producing project outcomes in multiple ways as such impact is ‘designed in’ to the project.

This can include writing content for blogs and vlogs to be published on the EnPOWER blog. The EnPOWER blog features contributions from participants across all phases of the research.

By directly involving women leaders in each stage of the project, increasing their visibility, confidence and agency EnPOWER will secure a lasting legacy of influence that has the capacity to transform institutional cultures and make a significant impact on the day-to-day experiences of staff and students working and studying within University settings.

The different stages of the project include:

  1. Kick-off symposium will be bring together researchers, practitioners and interested stake-holders to ‘map’ the field of gender and leadership in Vietnam. This mapping work will refer to the policy context, research literature and ‘grey literature’ and will be summarized in a literature review that will be submitted for publication.
  2. Cross-institutional survey will aim to understand the experiences of women leaders/aspiring women leaders at scale.
  3. The EnPOWER Community of Practice is a network that will be run by and for women leaders to facilitate peer to peer support, capacity and capability building and connectedness to a wider international community of women leaders that will provide access to new perspectives and resources
  4. Collective ethnography - Women leaders and aspiring women leaders will participate in the project as expert witnesses in the survey phase and as co-producers in the ethnography phase. As auto-ethnographers women leaders will own and shape the narrative of the stories they tell about they wish to share about their experiences. This will provide key opportunities to exercise agency and legitimize their roles and identities as leaders.
  5. Final symposium will be an opportunity for informal, serendipitous conversations and between workshops and over lunch and coffee will support ongoing networking.

We are encouraging participants in all stages of the research to put forward entries for the EnPOWER Blog.

Women Leaders in HE – do they/can they do leadership differently?

Women in Leadership in HE, doing leadership differently.

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Navigating the river: the hidden barriers in the water

Jane Phuong, a PhD student from the University of Canberra is involved in the BCU EnPOWER project. In this blog Jane sh...

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Sharing stories and experiences about women and leadership in Vietnamese Higher Education using river metaphors

This blog post discusses the third EnPOWER Community of Practice meeting which took place on 19th October, 2022 at Ho ...

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The different types of ‘carrying’ in the lived experience of women working or leading in Higher Education in Vietnam

Six women leaders from Vietnam who are involved as co-researchers in the BCU EnPOWER project, share their lived experi...

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