Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Leadership Studies


The concept for my Senior Project originated from concerns and questions about my future and observations I have made about women leaders. This project was designed for four purposes: (1) to meet a need for University of Richmond students, (2) examine a subject in which I have vested interest because of my career goals, (3) improve my research skills, and (4) address an issue dealing with women and leadership. The project attempts to illustrate that women, as a result of their role assignment by society to be the primary care-provider for children, face certain challenges when they seek to find a balance between a professional career outside of the home and the responsibilities of a family. These challenges sometimes act as inhibitors for women as they try to reach the leadership positions of their chosen field.