College of Science and Health Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Summer 6-9-2023

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Alice Stuhlmacher, PhD

Second Advisor

Jane Halpert, PhD


In the United States, Latinas are one of the fastest growing populations in the workforce today. Despite increased presence in the labor market, it has not resulted in significant increases in the representation of Latinas in top and middle level leadership positions. This thesis details the current state of Latinas as leaders, as well as the theoretical background pertaining to leadership styles and challenges that Latinas face. Finally, the thesis aims to serve as a resource for Latinas currently occupying a leadership role, or looking to occupy one in the future, by offering recommendations of characteristics and behaviors that relate to leader effectiveness.

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