Women in Leadership National Study (WILNS)
The Women in Leadership National Study is a multi-method study that mapped the gendered landscape of the evangelical nonprofit sector. The study consisted of three phases: a comprehensive study of more than 1,400 Christian organizations, a survey of leaders in over 100 of these organizations, and case studies with leadership teams of 14 organizations. The project examined different aspects of the gender dynamics within senior-level leadership of evangelical nonprofits and higher education institutions in the United States, and brought together researchers from Gordon College, Wheaton College, and the Center for Social Research at Calvin University.
- Mission Effectiveness: Achieving Institutional Goals and Mission (Overview of Findings) - Download PDF
- Gender Dynamics in Evangelical Institutions: Women and Men Leading in Higher Education and the Nonprofit Sector (Phase 1 and 2) - Download PDF
- Best Practices for Attracting, Promoting, and Retaining Female Leadership in Christian Organizations (Phase 3) - Download PDF