HERS (Higher Education Resource Services) is a leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse network of woman-identified leaders in higher education. Through various programs that support women in various stages of their careers, HERS provides program participants with transformational experiences and opportunities that result in stronger institutions of higher education. HERS believes that impactful leadership not only requires women in leadership positions, but demands that each woman bring her unique voice and perspective to her leadership role.

Founded in 1972, HERS proudly serves as both a network and hub of resources for women eager to advance both themselves and their respective institutions of higher education. For nearly 50 years, HERS has made great strides with respect to the advancement of women in higher education. However, there is much work to be done and HERS plans on boldly moving onward to ensure greater diversity and equality in university and college leadership moving forward.


HERS is dedicated to creating and sustaining a diverse community of woman-identified leaders through leadership development programs and other strategies, with a commitment to achieving equity, inclusivity and excellence in higher education.


Our core values exist to guide every aspect of the organization’s work, from programs and research to establishing a strong network for all who are interested in gender equity in higher education.

  • Executive Presence
  • Boldness
  • Persistence
  • Well-Being
  • Work Hard, Play Hard