As part of that charge, Women Lead Change takes seriously the importance of collecting reliable data about the state of women in Iowa. For this reason, Women Lead Change has commissioned and partnered with other statewide organizations to fund four separate research studies. The following Women Lead Change research reports are available for download.
Iowa Women in Leadership Study - Phase II (2016)
Women Lead Change partnered with Nexus, Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center, and the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business to produce Phase II of the Iowa Women in Leadership study. Phase II includes feedback from human resource executives in Iowa companies on the topics of gender-focused development practices, general development practices, and valued leader characteristics that are associated with having higher percentages of women in managerial and executive roles.
Iowa Women in Leadership Study - Phase I (2014)
Women Lead Change partnered with Nexus, Iowa State University’s Carrie Chapman Catt Center, and the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business to produce the “Iowa Women in Leadership” study. Phase I includes statistics on women in leadership in all sectors of business across Iowa – non-profit, for-profit, public, privately held. The statistics are broken down by business sector, allowing the data to be viewed through the all-important lens of where women are working.
Highlights of “Iowa Women in Leadership: Policies, Practices and Statistics”:
Pathways to Leadership (2013)
Pathways to Leadership, a collaboration between Women Lead Change and the Vernon Research Group, is a longitudinal survey among Iowa women designed to reveal more details about how women define leadership, what helps or hinders their efforts to lead, and what companies and organizations can to do promote women's leadership in all walks of life.
SHE MATTERS Report (2012)
In 2011, the Iowa Women’s Leadership Project (IWLP) was formed, involving an array of organizations and businesses - including Women Lead Change - that have a stake in the future of girls and women in our state. The group explored common goals, and recognized the need to have relevant and accurate data on the issues affecting women’s and girls’ lives. With this information, needs and gaps can be identified, and actions and opportunities can be taken to affect change and measurable impact on lives of women and girls.
The SHE MATTERS Report focused on key areas that are vital to the success of women and girls, each interdependent yet clearly defined. Statistics are broken down based on:
Larry Zimpleman | Former President and CEO, Principal Financial Group | Des Moines, IA