Title

Factors Affecting Women Leaders in the Denver Group of the Colorado Mountain Club

Date of Award

3-4-2005

Document Type

Capstone Project

Disciplines

Global Issues

Degree Name

Master of Liberal Studies

Department

Global Affairs

Advisor

Robert Melvin

Keywords

Colorado Mountain Club; Colorado Mountain Club; hiking; leaders; Leadership in women; mentoring; mountaineering; Mountaineering expeditions -- Organization; outdoors; recreation; volunteers; women

Abstract

A study of women leaders in the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) demonstrated that this group perceived pace as an impediment to leadership growth. This study is an exploratory-quantitative inquiry that assessed the views of 20 of the active women hike leaders in the Denver group. The author designed a survey of factors women hike leaders would rate according to their CMC experiences. Although there are more women members of the Denver group, women leaders comprise only 30% of the leadership group The results from this first ever survey of CMC's women leaders provides a knowledge base for CMC and other interested parties. This study clearly demonstrated the need for more research into its topic of women in leadership positions.

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