AASA Women In School Leadership Initiative
More Than a Power Lunch: Building Networks to Support and Advance Women
in School Leadership
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AASA National Women's Leadership Consortium
The heart and soul of the AASA Women in School Leadership Initaitve
is the National Women's Leadership Consortium. AASA has
recruited 10 successful women leaders, representing a variety of roles within
the education and business community to participate in the national consortium.
Although many states and smaller organizations have women’s networks, there has
never been one that encompasses today’s national thought leaders who can
discuss the roles of women in the United States in leadership positions,
especially ones that lead our school systems. The consortium’s primary role is
- Convene to discuss the barriers and challenges women face in
the U.S. as they prepare themselves for positions as Chief Executive Officers
and School Superintendents;
- Develop a plan to address these issues
within the scope of the project; and
- Mentor/coach aspiring female
|Ann Blakeney Clark,
Superintendent, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, N.C.
|Jacinda H. Conboy, General Counsel, The New York
State Council of School Superintendents, N.Y.
Goss Graves, Senior Vice President for Program, National Women’s Law
Center, Washington, D.C.
Dean of the College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, Calif.
|Patricia E. Neudecker, Director of Administrative
Leadership, Assistant Professor, Alverno College; and Consultant, Hazard
Young and Attea, Wis.
|Cheryl A. Oldham,
Vice President of Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington,
Superintendent, Paramount Unified School District, Calif.
|Judith Rattner, Superintendent,
Berkeley Heights District, N.J.
Schopp, South Dakota Secretary of Education, S.D.
|Amy F. Sichel, Superintendent, Abington School
|** Learn more
about the AASA National Women's Leadership Consortium members. Click here to read their
This initiative is
made possible by the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates
|Staff Contact: Vera Turner, AASA
Project Manager, Women in School Leadership Initiative; Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: 703-875-0710703-875-0710