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Honouring Parm Plummer: A champion for #WomenEd Northern Ireland

by #WomenEd NI @WomenEdNI From all of us in the #WomenEd NI network, we want to extend a heartfelt thank you to Parm Plummer for her dedication and support to our community. Many in our network might not realise the extent of Parm's behind-the-scenes efforts, but her contributions have been invaluable to us. Regardless of the time, Parm has always ...

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An Amazing Woman

 By WomenEd Global Strategic Leaders We are very sad to say goodbye to Parm Plummer as a Global Strategic Leader and Trustee of #WomenEd. As is the case for many school leaders currently, Parm's workload has increased which has caused her decision. We are delighted that Parm will continue to support network leaders in Jersey and Guernsey until...

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#WomenEd Hungary - Our First Unconference!

by Charlotte Ward (@misscharteach), Sofia, Nicholas Webber & Rohini Vaja Organiser Perspective - Charlotte On 27th April, after a year of hosting termly events of a few hours, #WomenEd Hungary held their first full-day event!  Discussions started in Nov/Dec and planning for the day really got underway in January. Once the Internationa...

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Happy birthday, my dear, dear friend

by  Kerry Jordan-Daus Twitter   LinkedIn Well, 9 years old – haven't the years just flown by? The cover photo is from 2016! Digging into my photo album, I also found this photo. What a journey we have been on together. Friendships formed, mentoring, advice sought, and so many coaching conversations. Thank you. You've been there ...

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Being a Gender Equality Network Lead in Oasis Community Learning

by  Gemma Bolton-Hale  Twitter   LinkedIn In today's society, the role of a Gender Equality Lead in any organisation is more important than ever. As we strive towards creating a more inclusive and equitable world, it is imperative that multi- academy trusts such as Oasis Community Learning play a pivotal role in fostering gender...

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Reclaiming Feminism by Centering Student Voices

by #WomenEd Deutschland Twitter Since #WomenEd Deutschland was founded in 2018 many events have taken place in person and online. Regional groups have been established in Munich, Frankfurt, and the Nord-Rhein Westphalia region. Over the years events have evolved away from focusing on developing skills women in education need to fit into existing in...

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Violence and abuse haunt women globally

by Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt The images and the experiences of women and children in Gaza shock the whole world and yet it continues and is worse each day. Looking globally, we see a picture of women's rights being systematically eroded and I certainly wonder what else can we do? We must do all we can when we read the details of life in Gaz...

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Ruth

by Keziah Featherstone @keziah70 WomenEd has been reflecting a great deal on the coroner's inquest into the death of the Ruth Perry. The inquest ruled that the Ofsted inspection contributed to the death of head teacher Ruth Perry. As a charity, we focus on our charitable objectives to support and elevate women educators and leaders across education...

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Pay it Forward

by  Heather Reneé Spaeth I am very privileged to have had excellent leader role models in my life.  In recent years, I have been advised that being a leader means you'll be lonely, but I don't think that this has to be true. I have built an excellent personal network of diverse, strong women and femme leaders across the globe. They are my...

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A Haven of Hope: Giving Thanks for My School Community

by Clare Evan  @ClareEv40077283    As a teaching principal navigating Northern Ireland's cost of living crisis, I am overwhelmed with gratitude for my team's unwavering commitment, despite the persistent pay disparity compared to their counterparts.  The unwavering support and courageous leadership within #WomenEd NI have b...

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Deliberate Disruption

by Global Strategic Leaders of @WomenEd We are glad you've been enjoying the great blogs from our Global Unconference 2023 and we want to share some of the pledges that came from our Disruptions session at the end of that day. We will include as many of these as we can in our forthcoming book! We need to #Disrupt in a deliberate way to speed up the...

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Not Sorry

by Yasmin Ariff @AriffYasmin 295,650 According to a survey, this is, on average, how many times a woman apologises in her lifetime. 25% more than men. And this was the topic of a group coaching session I facilitated at the WomenEd unconference last month. But why do we over-apologise more as women? A study from the University of Waterloo, Canada&nb...

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Reflections on my #WomenEd Techy Unconference

by Bukky Yusuf @rondelle10_b An unconference is 'a gathering that tries to avoid hierarchical aspects of a conventional conference, such as sponsored presentations and top-down organization.' I have attended many of the #WomenEd unconferences both virtually and in person since the very first one in 2015. When I think back to the very first one and ...

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New Connections : #WomenEd Northern Ireland

by Sandra Patterson @sandyzpatterson Belfast hosted the BELMAS (British Educational Leadership Management and Administration Society) conference on 14-16 July 2023. @WomenEdNI were invited to attend to host an information stand and also a conference session. Over the weekend the team met educational researchers from around the globe who were resear...

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Celebrating Jules Daulby: A Gratitude-filled Farewell

by Global Strategic Leaders of @WomenEd In the realm of education, there are leaders who make a mark, and then there are those who leave an indelible legacy. Jules Daulby undoubtedly belongs to the latter category. Jules has decided to step down from her role as a strategic lead for #WomenEd and it's an opportune moment to reflect on her contributi...

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