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Celebrating a three year old’s birthday this month? Congratulations!

By Salina Ventress     @salinaventress This week my youngest turns three, and it feels monumental. If, like me, you're a school leader or teacher and celebrate a 3 year old's birthday this March, congratulations; we made it. We've all been part of a club we never asked to join, where 'lockdown baby' became everyday vocabulary, and th...

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Launching #WomenEd Hungary

By Charlotte Ward     @misscharteach "I went to the event not really knowing what to expect, but I came out with the satisfactory feeling of time well spent. I met interesting people and felt inspired."  #WomenEd Hungary Launch Event Attendee We held our @WomenEdHUN launch event on 8th Feb 2023 and, after the initial panic that ...

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The Power of Women United #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023

By Yasmin Ariff    @AriffYasmin Just before the pandemic started in 2020, I attended my first women's networking event hosted by #WomenEd London at Sarah Bonnell School in London. I don't think I had ever existed in a space like I did that day. I felt: An unspoken kind of safety, knowing that this community embodied inclusivity Increasing...

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Our beautiful, messy rainbow. #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023

By beautiful, messy rainbow Parmjeet Plummer @ParmPlummer The 8th of March has become a day that holds significance and power for me in recent years. In the past, if I am honest, it has passed me by. Yet another tokenistic day to recognise something that, all things being considered, should not require it. Every day should be for men and women, all...

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Not Looking Outwards... Becoming the Woman I Want To Be

By Lucie Ager   @lucie_ager A thought from #WomenEd sparks my need to write. Was I the woman I wanted to be? This question came to me on the back of a comment on a post on LinkedIn with the artwork of a female profile and the words 'I love the person I've become because I fought to become her', which is catchy and massively thought-provok...

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The Old Women Club #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023

By Keziah Featherstone   @keziah70     When I was younger and at the start of my career, I fought for myself and I fought for the kids. Having spent the vast majority of my career serving communities experiencing substantial and layered disadvantage, there was much to fight for. With regards to myself, I was a gobby working clas...

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The Power of @WomenEd Networking

By Nasima Riazat   @NSRiazat 'Surround yourself only with people who are going to lift you higher' Oprah Winfrey When I set up my @NSRiazat account on Twitter in 2009, at the time it was still a social media platform which was still forming with few people using it. I can remember the very early days of watching and interacting with the @Women...

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Digital Strategic Lead? Navigating the CPD journey #WomenEd Tech

By Clare Erasmus  @cerasmusteach Welcome to the final blog in our series of seven tech blogs from the inaugural meeting of our new private space for #WomenEdTech. Here, Clare takes a look at her path to becoming a digital strategic lead. A few years ago I was Head of the Digital Tech subjects and the Senior Mental Health Lead at my school. In ...

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Virtual Reality In Teaching Must Be About More Than Riding Rollercoasters #WomenEd Tech

By Kate Sida-Nicholls @SidaNicholls The use of technology in teaching and learning has developed exponentially since COVID.  Three years ago, colleagues from the #EdTech world were confused and disheartened about how teachers could not appear to accept the opportunities that the use of technology could have on supporting their teaching and wor...

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What is Jasper AI and how can it be used as a Virtual Assistant in education? #WomenEd Tech

by Frances Akinde @frankietweetart I have become fascinated with the increasing use of AI platforms and how this can be applied to Education. Jasper AI is an artificial intelligence (AI) platform that allows users to create virtual assistants and automate processes. It can be used to create an AI-powered assistant to help with tasks, such as schedu...

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Embrace Equity #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023

By Lisa Hannay @lhannay1 During the week of March 6-12 #WomenEd networks around the world will host assorted events and activities celebrating International Women's Day.  The theme for 2023 is #EmbraceEquity.  Each Global Strategic Leader for #WomenEd will share a blog leading up to March 8 to create excitement, build knowledge, and explo...

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Sensible self-review - why all the fuss? #SeatAtTheTable

by Tracey O'Brien  @tob22 In an attempt to fill in less paperwork and do something with much more purpose, more interesting, and more insightful instead, I've thought about all the monitoring and review activities that we carry out in schools.  It's all too much. Too much top-down accountability, monitoring instead of trust, review for th...

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I am woman, hear me roar!

by Lisa Hannay  @lhannay1 Vivienne Porritt and I collaborated on the piece below for a possible submission into a book designed to amplify tiny voices. Now, it didn't get selected but we use the #WomenEd platform to grow a network of empowered women, create impact on the status quo and carve a large dent in the patriarchy! Connect with @WomenE...

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Why Create a #WomenEd Network?

by Jess Gosling @JessGosling2 To write this blog, I scrolled through the MANY messages between myself and my #WomenEdTW team (Taiwan), which officially began on 12th August 2021. These messages brought back wonderful memories; particularly of organising events I could never have envisioned being part of. Before setting up this group, I had contacte...

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Representation Matters: The disabled workforce in our schools

by Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt and Ruth Golding @LearnerLedLdrThe highlight of my decade was being honoured with an OBE in the New Year's Honours list on January 1st. Wouldn't it be great if every day feels even better than this! Most of you will know this was for the impact of #WomenEd and it was wonderful to see the community celebrate toge...

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