Women Rising (LA)
Whether you are a classroom teacher, dean, department chair or aspiring Head of School, we believe it’s vital for women to come together to learn and explore our individual approaches and challenges to leadership. Using the text Presence by Amy Cuddy, we will explore how to bring your ideal self “to the table” through knowing and telling your story, understanding the topic of power, and embracing your emotional and physical presence. In addition, this on-going program will explore some of the current trends and latest research and the application to our work in schools, and will allow group members to practice and refine the skills needed to be the best school leaders possible.
Over the course of five meetings, participants will have the opportunity to form close relationships with peers and mentors, attend an overnight retreat at a spectacular local site, share stories and strategies, practice public speaking and grapple with challenges together. This group is open to anyone interested in gender and leadership—teachers, administrators and those aspiring to change role or style in some way. The spirit and connection of this group is part of its power. For anyone who seeks a safe, supportive professional community of women outside of your own school, this group is for you!
Note: Due to constraints of the overnight retreat, space is limited in this program.
It is important to remain an ongoing learner, and one of the best ways is to grow your professional learning network. Women Rising offers a year’s worth of opportunities to connect and reflect, and, as the year ends, to walk away with a lasting community. I look forward deepening my professional relationships with women I met at Women Rising as we embark on our separate new journeys.
– Gayle Cole, Lower School Director, Chandler School
Women Rising was a wonderful experience. So rarely do we get opportunities across the year to build relationships, continue ongoing dialogue, and wrestle seriously with core issues. I am grateful to have been a part of this cohort and I look forward to to continuing my connections with many of my fellow Women Risers.
– Liz Willis, Academic Dean, Oakwood School