This phenomenological study examined the lived experiences of 15 women college and university presidents in the United States. The purpose of this research was to gain a deeper understanding of the role of calling into the presidency. The results of this research suggest that women presidents do hear a calling of some sort. The findings include a process of identifying, interpreting and pursuing the call by these prospective presidents so that they can find their own respective leadership journeys. Implications for practice and future research are provided.