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Embrace Equity #EmbraceEquity #IWD2023
Lisa Hannay
General Blogs
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...
New Year, New #WomenEdTech - Finding a Safe Space for all Women in EdTech
Bukky Yusuf and Clare Erasmus
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...
How the wider landscape of flexible working has changed
Lindsay Patience
By Lindsay Patience @Mumsyme As I approach the birth of my third child, it seems a good time to reflect on how things have changed with regard to flexible working in the education sector since I was expecting my first child in 2016. Before I was pregnant for the first time, I was working full time on the SLT in a large comprehensive school in ...
What #Being10PercentBraver means to me
Beccy Fox
10% Braver
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 ...
Supporting equality in international school leadership
Beccy Fox
by Beccy Fox     @WomenEdTH Three things have happened recently that got me thinking about women in leadership, in particular, women in leadership in international schools. The first was some 'smack you in the face' data: out of nearly seventy applicants for a recent head of school search, only eleven were from women. Eleven out of sevent...
Women, like men only cheaper 2022
Vivienne Porritt
Gender Pay Gap
by Vivienne Porritt    @ViviennePorritt What is Equal Pay Day? This is my 4th annual blog on Equal Pay Day for the UK which this year, is on 20th November. Equal Pay Day in the UK denotes the day when women, on average, effectively stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.This means that women are working for nothing for...
Girls, Physics and Planet Possibility
Christina Astin
by Christina Astin @ChristinaAstin (Chair of Planet Possibility), Marilyn Comrie @GetMeMotoring (Director of The Blair Project) and Olivia Keenan @oliviakeenan1 (SEPnet and QMUL). Some young people, including girls, are put off studying physics because of misconceived stereotypes. Planet Possibility is a consortium working to change this, radically...
Leading with confidence - 10%braver in action #SeatAtTheTable
Kate Claydon
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...
Tend and befriend. #SeatAtTheTable
Vi Gandhi
Womens Health
by Vi Gandhi @V1Gandhi Earlier this month, I reached out and found #WomenEd, a global grassroots movement of women leaders in education.  When I read about how the organisation started and spoke with founding member, Vivienne Porritt, I noticed that although they were not aware of the science behind it, they knew the benefits of seeing stress ...
I’ve got a seat for you at the table. I will get you a chair. #SeatAtTheTable
Kerry Jordan Daus
by Kerry Jordan Daus @KerryJordanDaus The 3rd Annual Unconference of #WomenEd is set to excite, challenge and enthuse us all. I am taking a moment, a space, to reflect on Shirley Chisholm's words and the provocation for our weekend: "If they don't give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair". What does that mean to me? This is timely, as I ...

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