10% Braver: award success!

by Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt on behalf of #WomenEd

We’re delighted to announce that 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education, edited by Keziah Featherstone (@keziah70) and myself,  has made the top 10 of @Learning Ladder5 ‘Best Books for Educators Summer 2021’ awards.

We were first included in a longlist of over 100 entries and invited to submit why we should be in the Top 40. Given the title of our book, we had to show we were #Being10% Braver so we shared our views on why 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education should be considered.

We were shortlisted for our dedication to enriching the lives of educators with our writing and because 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education 'is paving the way to gender equality in schools, particularly in leadership.'  We know this book has had a powerful impact on so many women as well as men. Here is one of the 140 reviews:

'A huge thank you to everyone who wrote a chapter in this book. Their stories are inspirational because they are normal and accessible. But for me the collective, collaborative approach to just making the work place a better place is what shines through. If you venture through your front door to work with other people, you must read this book. #WomenEd #HeForShe.'

Have a read of the other reviews!


Book cover

The awards panel featured teachers, school leaders, and EdTech entrepreneurs including Learning Ladders’ founder, Matt Koster-Marcon, who is also Chair of the EdTech Special Interest Group at BESA.

We believe educational books are a great CPD resource, providing inspiration, entertainment, and new ways of thinking about education.  We’re proud to be included in the list, espcially in the category of Diversity and Inclusion Books for Schools, and would also like to congratulate the other shortlisted books for their incredible work and to thank Learning Ladders for their support.

Visit the full list of recommended books, which cover topics such as wellbeing, educational leadership, and diversity and inclusion in schools.  Enjoy your reading! 


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