La Lider: Developing a Leadership Identity as a Hispanic Woman at a Hispanic-Serving Institution Academic Article uri icon


  • 2015, Johns Hopkins University Press. All rights reserved. Institutions of higher education are uniquely positioned to educate tomorrows leaders and initiate change in the number and ethnic diversity of women in leadership roles. The purpose of our study was to understand the essence of Hispanic college womens leadership identity evelopment with participants and researchers co-constructing meaning. We used individual and group interviews with 11 Hispanic women student leaders at a public, 4-year Hispanicserving institution in the Southeast. The findings and recommendations suggest administrative and academic members of the academy need to consider ethnicity and gender as well as the biases that still exist in leadership paradigms for further research and programming.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Onorato, S., & Musoba, G. D.

citation count

  • 8

complete list of authors

  • Onorato, Suzanne||Musoba, Glenda Droogsma

publication date

  • January 2015