The U.S. Department of Education recently published a report that suggests women occupy 19% of superintendent positions, but occupy 77% of teaching roles. Given the gap in representation at the highest level, the edLeader Panel “Empowering Women in Leadership: Breaking Barriers and Shaping the Future” brought together three superintendents—Dr. M. Ann Levett, Dr. April Grace, and Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez—to discuss how to rise to the top as women in education.
Presented by Dr. M. Ann Levett, Superintendent, Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (GA); Dr. April Grace, Superintendent, Shawnee Public Schools (OK); and Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez, Superintendent, Port Chester-Rye Union Free School District (NY)
Moderated by Tiffany Law, Director of Partner Relations, Institute for Education Innovation
Presented by Bobbi Kurshan, President of Educorp Consultants Corporation, and Senior Innovation Advisor to the Graduate School of Education, Education Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania; Kathy Hurley, President of Kathy Hurley Consulting LLC, and Co-Founder of Girls Thinking Global, now merged with Women’s Education Project; and Lisa Schmucki, Founder and CEO, edWeb.net
Moderated by Laura Smulian, entrepreneurship educator and contributor to InnovateHERs
In this edWebinar learn about the unique contributions of women in leadership and how building and maintaining strong relationships is critical to success.
In this edWebinar, Crista Samaras talks about her experiences working with teenage girls and getting to the real base of insecurity, fear, and bravery.
As the first on her father’s side to finish high school, and after ten years becoming the first on her mother’s side to graduate college, a sense of initiative served as the foundation to Secretary McCulloch’s career. After graduating, she began teaching and at the same time became involved in campaign work. “Have you ever wanted something but thought if you said it out loud it would sound foolish?” said Secretary McCulloch, describing her initial thoughts about becoming an elected official. She now admits she was embarrassed to ever have thought that. “As women, we constantly underestimate our abilities. We are our own worst critic when we should be our number one cheerleader,” she said.
In this webinar, Dr. Barbara Nielson will share lessons learned on how to implement the process of systemic change, lessons she learned in her 49 years as a teacher, administrator, and education consultant.
Vaasvi and Kasturi will be drawing on their leadership experiences with organizations including Engineering without Borders, Business Today, and the co-founding of Hello, Seekho.
In this webinar they’ll give personal insights on their paths to leadership and will explore how women can expand their leadership roles in education.