WomenEd is a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing women leaders in education and gives women leaders a voice in education.

Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education, there are still gender and racial inequalities in terms of the numbers of women in senior leadership, the large gender pay gap and the number of women who want to stay in education yet whose requests for flexible working are not met.

Our mission is for more women in education to have the choice to progress on their leadership journey.

To achieve this, we work to remove systemic and organisational barriers to such progress and to empower and enable women to achieve their next leadership step, if they choose to progress in leadership roles.

Any income received by us, including royalties from our books, is used solely to run this website and other communication channels. No individuals or organisations directly profit from WomenEd. 



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I am a #WomenEd newbie but this event last year was phenomenal and changed my life…it opened doors to connections and opportunities that I had never even thought about in my little corner of the world. I loved all the sessions and am so excited for this year’s event. BOOK NOW!
Really looking forward to sharing how #WomenEd has impacted my thought process and how to take on challenges and gain results…

Our Partners

One of our values is collaboration.

We make a bigger difference when we collaborate with our partners, whom we wish to thank.

Life Lessons

Our Journey

We began in 2015 with the aim to connect women leaders on Twitter. We are now a global movement of volunteers who;

Connect, support and empower women leaders in education

Give women a voice in education policies and practices

Work to improve the gender balance between women and men at senior leadership level

Our Values

We are a values-driven organisation and our values are known as our 8 Cs









WomenEd Values

Our Leaders

We are led by a team of seven strategic leaders, each of whom connects with several networks. 

Vivienne Porritt
Vivienne Porritt
Vivienne Porritt is a co-founder and Strategic Leader of @WomenEd. She is the co-editor of 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education and Being 10%braver. She is Director of Vivienne Porritt Associates, a leadership consultancy and specialises in vision, strategy impact as well as learning and development. especially women's leadership. Vivienne is also Vice President of the Chartered College of Teaching and is a former secondary headteacher and Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education.
Parmjeet Plummer
Parmjeet Plummer
Parm is a Senior Teacher with 22 years of teaching experience, in the UK and abroad, and she currently lives in Jersey, Channels Islands, UK. She is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and, and she founded the @WomenEdJersey network in April 2019. Parm is currently studying for her MEd in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Buckingham. She is fascinated by pedagogy and the influence of school culture and wholly believes that school success is not simply measured by exam results.
Natasha Hilton
Natasha Hilton
Natasha Hilton is an experienced primary school leader who has been in education for over 14 years. After leading in inner city schools in London in the UK she moved into international education in the Middle East. She believes in bringing about the best in the children and staff she works with and being innovative but practical to ensure everyone achieves their full potential. She has recently moved to Qatar as Head of Primary at Park House English School, after a successful six years as part of the leadership team at British School Muscat, Oman.
Lisa Hannay
Lisa Hannay
Lisa is the network leader for #WomenEdCanada, hosting online events via Twitter and two in person events commemorating the annual International Day of Women in March 2019. Lisa had her epiphany at an international conference held in Banff, Canada where some of the founders of #WomenEd were hosting a Women in Leadership mini conference. During the day, Lisa is an Assistant Principal of a large urban high school in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She has been an educator for 29 years. Lisa is best described as a servant leader and is very passionate about amplifying voices of women in the workplace. She has a chapter in Being 10% Braver, our latest book.
Jules Daulby
Jules Daulby
Jules Daulby is a co-founder and Strategic Leader of @WomenEd and a teacher and senior leader in a special school in the South West of England. Jules has worked in education for over twenty years in primary, secondary, FE and special schools and specialises in inclusion and literacy.
Liz Free
Liz Free
Liz Free is a co-founder of @WomenEdNederlands and Strategic Leader for WomenEd Europe. Liz has been a teacher and head teacher in some of the world’s leading schools and is now a globally recognised leader of education talent, continuing professional development and learning. Liz was the founding Director of the International Leadership Academy, the British School in the Netherlands and is now CEO and Director of the International School Rheintal in Switzerland.
Keziah Featherstone
Keziah Featherstone
Keziah is a co-founder and Strategic Leader, is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, and is currently the Head at Q3 Academy Tipton, in the West Midlands. She is the co-editor of 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education and Being 10%braver (forthcoming 2020). Keziah writes for many education publications including Tes. She is passionate about the welfare and safeguarding of young people, treating staff with respect and compassion and is a strong believer in getting the job done.
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