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Attending a #WomenEd Event on Jersey: Leading with Courage

By Elaine Walker  @ewalkerbyrne As a former journalist, I always loved writing my weekly parenting column, apart from the time I had all three children off with chicken pox and the feature editor chasing me for my column! So when the communications team asked colleagues to blog a bit more, I decided I would seize the opportunity to delive...

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Be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable

By Lucie Ager   @lucie_ager On 30th January, 2023, #WomenEdSE hosted an amazing and inspiring event for #WomenEd at my workplace. I planned the style of the event to a tee, from creatives and catering to the finer detail of purple and grey balloons; the colours of #WomenEd's logo. The room, filled with 70 or so women leaders and two of my male...

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New Year, New #WomenEd Tech - Finding a Safe Space for all Women in EdTech

by Bukky Yusuf @rondelle10_b and Clare Erasmus @cerasmusteach Who We Are, by Bukky Yusuf In 2013, when I started my whole school leadership role, enhancing teaching and learning using mobile devices, I looked to connect with other educators that had current #EdTech (Educational Technology) experiences.  However, I struggled to find women worki...

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What #Being10PercentBraver means to me

by Mel Greenwood     @MelGreenwood1 The moment that I came across this phrase, I loved it because it embraces a mindset that is resilient and gritty. The phrase is now a part of not only my internal monologue but I use it as a challenge to other people - women, men and young people - in my life. For me, #Being10PercentBraver is a call to ...

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Leading with confidence - 10%braver in action #SeatAtTheTable

by Kate Claydon     @KateClaydon The role of a headteacher is the most privileged within our profession.  You have the opportunity to shape the culture and ethos of your school, determining not only the academic outcomes of your students but also developing their characters, confidence and understanding of values; sowing seeds that w...

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Becoming Braver from the Inside Out

by  Jaya Hiranandani   @mshiranandaniLast week, I opened my Twitter after a few weeks (two weeks of Spring Break followed by a week of online learning at work can do that to you) and found that I was tagged in an important post by #WomenEd about their 7th birthday celebration with some amazing people. So like any normal human, I retweeted...

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The Sledgehammer

by Rona Grant  @RonaGrant My thoughts on "10% Braver: Inspiring Women to lead Education" It was an unremarkable Tuesday afternoon when it made its arrival. A loud smack as it hit the tiles in an overly extravagant amount of heavy packaging, causing the dog to raise his head and growl at the rapidly retreating delivery van. I was in the middle ...

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By Jess Gosling @JessGosling2 I have written this blog for two reasons: the first is to introduce the vision for the WomenEd network in Taiwan, an amazing group I have been part of now since August 2021. The second is to hopefully give others the courage to take that first step in believing in themselves and activating their 'voice'. When I thought...

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One Foot Forward - #Highlights2021 by Jules Daulby

By Jules Daulby @julesdaulby 2021 was a difficult year. There were successes but often overshadowed by feelings of sadness, disappointment and failure. The only thing that kept me going at those times was the phrase I would tell myself over and over again; 'put one foot forward', because when you feel desperate it's easy to give up and that ti...

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#Highlights2021 by Kerry Jordan-Daus FFCT

By Kerry Jordan-Daus   @KerryJordanDaus This is a tricky one to write.  It's been a tough year for so many of us. It's been a tough year for me. The community of #WomenEd continues to be a source of inspiration and support. I am more than ever guided by my core values. Honesty, kindness, authenticity, being brave and calling out misd...

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A New Teacher in COVID - #Highlights2021 Reflections on #Being10%Braver

By Rebecca Sedgwick I was an NQT in 2020, so my introduction into teaching has been full of COVID restrictions and regulations. I went into 2021 with mixed emotions and reflecting back, being #10%braver has been key in remaining positive in a difficult year. As an energetic, upbeat character, being 10%braver could be perceived as being something th...

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#Highlights21 - Liz Gregory FCCT

By Liz Gregory  @lgregory1002    How have I been #10%Braver? In 2021 I took the plunge to start applying for Headships. Three years into my Deputy Headship, I knew it was a little early but thought I should start trying, to get feedback and hone my interview skills. It would also help me to decide the type of school I wante...

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Brave Enough to be Me - #Highlights21 from WomenEd SouthWest

By Nicola Mooney  @nicksnook  Network Lead @WomenedSW 2020, what a year. Surely 2021 can only be easier?12 months later, I hear myself again…..2021, what a year. Most of this is related to the fact that we have lived and educated through COVID, but for me this period has been an incredible journey of self discovery. Actually, that isn't e...

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#Highlights21 from Taiwan

By Jess Gosling @JessGosling2 Network Lead @WomenEdTW As we near to the end of 2021, I was pleased to be given the challenge to record my highlights this year, including how I have been #10%Braver and what I have achieved. A sense of confidence and realisation of 'self' Through my writing, which includes articles for Diverse Educators, WISEducation...

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2021: How have I been 10%Braver?

By Dr Jill Berry @jillberry102 After I contributed a chapter to the first #WomenEd book in 2019, we were asked to film a short video of ourselves holding the book, wearing the 10% Braver tee-shirt and explaining how we had been brave and what we might do if we were braver still. I said I'd been brave when I completed my doctorate and wrote a book a...

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