#WomenEd Northern Ireland: International Womens' Day Unconference #IWD20


#WomenEd in Northern Ireland celebrate International Women’s Day with our first unconference in Londonderry.  #IWD20  #EachForEqual

Organised by @WomenEdNI, in partnership with TES Institute, supported by Education Authority and hosted by Oakgrove Integrated College.

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International Women’s Day Unconference 2020

@WomenEdNI is the Northern Ireland network of #WomenEd, a voluntary movement connecting existing and aspiring women leaders in global education.

Following the success of our launch event in September 2019, @WomenEdNI is delighted to bring you #EachForEqual. This is our International Women’s Day Unconference, in partnership with TES Institute, supported by Education Authority and hosted by Oakgrove Integrated College, Derry.

We are supporting The Red Box Project, which provides free feminine hygiene products to schools. These are now being provided free to girls in schools in England, Scotland and Wales, but not yet in Northern Ireland. We encourage our participants to please bring one feminine hygiene product to the event, which we can pass on to our local schools.


9.30am - Registration and coffee

10.00am - Welcome from our @WomenEdNI team.

10.30am – 12.40pm - Inspire, learn and connect

Facilitated Sessions include:

  • coaching in educational leadership;
  • success in middle leadership;
  • applications and recruitment processes – how to put your best foot forward;
  • building a professional network;
  • workplace equality issues;
  • language for leadership.

You can sign up to the sessions on the day. If you have not attended an unconference before, the nature of the event is that contributions come from the participants. So that our contributors can participate, we will run each presentation or workshop only once.

Confirmed speakers include

Geraldine Duffy: Education Advisor, CCMS

Janet Goodall and Terry Kelly: School Improvement Professional, EA

Jackie Hill: Tes Institute Ambassador (Programmes & Partnerships)

Mary Lowery:  Head of School Improvement (Post-primary and special), EA

Nichola Lynagh – Educational Leadership Consultant

Mairéad Mhig Uaid – Education Officer, An tÁisaonad, St Mary’s University College

Máire Thompson – Principal, Hazelwood College, Belfast

Joe Treacy – Head of Membership, Chartered College of Teaching

Mark Weir – Vice-principal, Slemish College, Ballymena

12.45pm – 1.30pm – Lunch

1.30pm – 2.10pm

#Leadmeets, quick-fire contributions from women leaders working in a range of phases/sectors of education, who will share what they have learnt on their leadership journey, with opportunities for questions and further discussion in a panel format.

2.15pm – 2.45pm –

Connecting locally and globally:  growing @WomenEdNI. 

Further details to come via twitter @WomenEdNI

Location information

Oakgrove Integrated College Londonderry

Northern Ireland
Londonderry BT47 6TG
Gransha Park

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