Revisioning: African-American Women and Nonprofit Leadership

Authors

  • Donovan D. Branche Mary Baldwin University
  • Karen A. Ford James Madison University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/JNEL-2021-10816

Keywords:

African-American women, leadership, nonprofit, diversity, boards, education, training

Abstract

African-American women represent an untapped resource and bring with them transformational characteristics and resilience that are vital to the increasingly complex world of nonprofit leadership. This sector will lose 75% of its leaders soon with the retirement of baby boomers. It is crucial that nonprofits consider the next chapter in leadership. This paper is based on a mixed-methods study of the leadership styles and resilience of African-American women leaders in nonprofit organizations. Including these women in the leadership pool makes sense to the future and continuing success of nonprofit organizations.Subscribe to JNEL

Author Biographies

Donovan D. Branche, Mary Baldwin University

Donovan D. Branche, PhD. Assistant professor, College of Business and Professional Studies, Mary Baldwin University

Karen A. Ford, James Madison University

Karen A. Ford, DSWJames Madison University

Published

2021-03-15

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