Academic experts: resignation of Jacinda Ardern & complexities of female leadership

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Academic experts available to provide context or comment on the resignation of Jacinda Ardern and complexities of female leadership

Assistant Professor, Telfer School of Management

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"New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s resignation may be described by some as selfish, emotional, or weak, but it is unequivocally an act of selfless, strong leadership that also models self-care. This combination is rarely observed among top political and workplace leaders.” 


Dean of the Telfer School of Management

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Dr. Brutus’ research focuses mainly on feedback processes in organizations and his expertise includes executive and leadership education and development.


Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law

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Professor Bouclin can speak from a legal perspective, as she has expertise in the areas of women in politics and gender discrimination.