Women + Leadership
Culturally Responsive Leadership: Exploring Identities, Examining Structures, Creating Change
Since 2010, CATDC has hosted its annual Women + Leadership Conference to inspire independent school women to grow and develop as leaders in their personal and professional lives. Women + Leadership is an affinity space that is welcoming and respectful of all women of all backgrounds, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
Join the California Teacher Development Collaborative at the 12th annual Women + Leadership Conference! This one-day event provides inspiration and support for equity-centered women educators in navigating their professional journeys with purpose.
Focusing on the theme Culturally Responsive Leadership: Exploring Identities, Examining Structures, Creating Change, this year’s conference will allow us to explore our own experiences as women and leaders, and consider how we leverage our power and positionality to build just and equitable schools.
Together we will:
- Honor and acknowledge our histories and present positionalities in order to grow as leaders in our community
- Apply a culturally and historically responsive lens to building communities where all have the opportunity to flourish and thrive
- Lay out a path to reconnection and reintegration with ourselves and others
- Keynote Address and Q&A with Dr. Gholdy Muhammad
- Experiential activities to spark reflection and provide opportunities for goal setting
- Facilitated concurrent sessions to build connections and amplify learning
- Closing keynote speaker, anti-bias anti-racist educator Liz Kleinrock
Participants that register before January 7th will receive a special gift in the mail. Register soon with your address to be included!
At CATDC, we acknowledge that the feminist movement has a history of exclusion and marginalization. We want to break out of that pattern by adopting a definition of women that is gender-inclusive and gender-expansive, and one that challenges white supremacy. Women + Leadership is an affinity space that is welcoming and respectful of all women of all backgrounds, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and any others who identify as a woman in a way that is significant to them.
DR. GHOLDY MUHAMMAD
Dr. Gholdy Muhammad is a leader who strives to shape the national conversation for educating underserved youth. An associate professor of Language and Literacy at Georgia State University, she is the director of the Urban Literacy Collaborative & Clinic. She works with teachers and youth in the U.S. and South Africa on equity, anti-racism and culturally and historically responsive instruction. Dr. Muhammad is the author of Cultivating Genius: An Equity Model for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy.
CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Liz Kleinrock is an anti-bias anti-racist educator and consultant based in Washington, DC. Her work has gained national recognition through a documentary short produced by Fluid Film, and media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post, NPR, and BBC. In 2018, Liz received Teaching Tolerance's 2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching, and currently serves on the Teaching Tolerance Advisory Board. Liz is proud to share her 2019 TED Talk from "Education Everywhere" on building foundations of equity with young learners, and the release of her first book, Start Here Start Now: A Guide to Antibias and Antiracist Work In Your School Community with Heinemann Publishing. She is also excited to share the upcoming releases of two picture books with Harper Collins.
Life happens. We understand that there will be times when you cannot attend a workshop that you have registered and paid for. We strive to be as helpful and flexible as possible when things out of your control happen. Please visit our FAQ page for detailed information about our cancellation policy and answers to frequently asked questions about enrollment and membership.