The Council's Women's Initiative
In education, the teacher workforce is made up of over 76%, yet only 30% of superintendents in New York State are women. The goal of the initiative is to support our women leaders, identify women in education who have leadership potential and help those women to aspire to leadership roles. We look to all our members to support and cultivate leadership roles and the leadership potential of women in their organizations.
In addition, I have heard many stories from women superintendents about being treated very poorly and even being physically threatened just for being a leader in education; many of the experiences that are shared with me by women are markedly distinct from the experiences that men face as educational leaders.
Between both the statistics and the stories that have been shared with me over the years, it became evidently clear that, as an organization, we need to do more to support our women leaders and to cultivate the leadership potential of more women in education overall.
Supporting Women in Leadership Summit - May 18, 2017 in Saratoga Springs.
Thank you to Title Sponsor New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR) for supporting The Women's Initiative!
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November 15, 2016 - Education Week - N.C. Superintendent's Philosophy on Being a Woman and a Schools Chief: 'You Just Do the Work'
November 29, 2016 - Briarcliff Daily Voice - Briarcliff Workshop Helps Women Become Educational Leaders