December 3, 2014
“The Women In Leadership National Study (WILNS) shows women leaders lag behind their male peers in evangelical nonprofits. In the first phase of this 3-part study, researchers surveyed 1,481 evangelical institutions and found that women held 21 percent of board positions, 19 percent of top-paid posts and 16 percent of CEO positions. In the second phase, they highlighted a not-so-surprising disconnect between the theology and praxis of the women and men surveyed: (1) 94 percent thought leadership should be shared among genders; (2) the majority identified themselves as egalitarian in their attitudes toward gender; (3) and both men and women were more likely to see themselves and their organizations as theologically progressive when it came to women’s leadership in church and society.”
Read the article by Lorena Parrish on Huffington Post Religion.