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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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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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Curiosity will not kill this cat!

by Christine Bellchambers @dorsetsbl    Having submitted my MEd dissertation a little over a year ago, I can now reflect on just how much I enjoyed the learning process. There is no denying that some parts were extremely difficult, and I will not be overly concerned if I never have to write about or understand research methodologies ...

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Growth – Personal and Professional

by Vivienne Porritt @ViviennePorritt    Representation of more women leaders in education, including more diverse leaders, has always been front and centre to #WomenED. When our community began to grow, this was because we were all developing our confidence to call out the barriers that hold women back and to bring about change....

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Leaving a Place

by  Lisa Hannay @lhannay1    Too much time passes between writing. I write all the time, in my head. I spin ideas and craft thoughts into longer pieces but sitting and placing the words on paper takes time. It seems only when truly it feels as though I may break into pieces because the words are getting too numerous in my h...

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The Future is Feminist: Women's Contributions to STEM and the Path Ahead

by Kate Zogaj The under-representation of women in STEM disciplines has received a lot of attention recently. Women have contributed significantly to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics despite historical obstacles. This article examines their accomplishments and provides suggestions for how our #WomenEd community might respond to and...

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Coaching the #WomenEd Way

by Yasmin Ariff   @AriffYasmin @CVPGROUP_ I wish I'd found coaching earlier in my teaching career. It has made me a better person on so many levels. But it came at a cost. Having invested £8000 of my own money into coaching training, it's fair to say, although it's been worth it, it also broke the bank balance. If only there was a government-f...

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Musings from the Interview Arena

By Briony Bowers @BrionyBowers Briony went to #WomenEd sessions at #rEDBerks2023 recently which led to her retweeting her 2021 blog. Sadly, progress since then has been minimal. In 2015 the New York Times published an analysis of the CEOs of S&P 1500 firms revealing the remarkable statistic that there were more men called John leading these big...

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