International Women's Day is a time to take stock of what has been achieved and what remains to be done. 2020 was a massive missed opportunity to improve gender equity among university leaders.
The sameness of 'weird' university leaderships creates well-documented risks for the sector and adds to the challenges of ensuring higher education meets future needs.
In future, universities will only survive if they can produce knowledge fast and innovate. This will require transformational leadership that gets everyone involved.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.