Women Professionals in Corrections: A Growing Asset

“Women who occupy correctional leadership roles use their ability to collaborate and inspire others to implement their initiatives as well as reflect on how they impact policy and practice.A woman faces many challenges in seeking to move to the next level in an organization and those challenges don’t stop after achieving a position of senior leadership. Once in that role, women must figure out how to gain credibility, trust, and respect as a leader. Frequently, women feel they have to perform at a level much higher than a male peer to be viewed as successful.”