Delaware Academy for School Leadership
4th Annual Women Leading Delaware Education Conference:
A Virtual Conference and Networking Event
Wednesday, March 9, 2022
The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference is a networking and professional learning event for all leaders in K-12 and higher education settings. The conference serves to address issues specific to women and leadership, as well as provide a powerful opportunity for leaders to convene for an impactful day of connection, introspection and inspiration. Hosted by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership, a center in the College of Education at the University of Delaware, the conference schedule features multiple breakout session options and networking opportunities.
Virtual Event Schedule
The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference breakout sessions and panel discussions are facilitated by local leaders who will provide insight and thoughtful discussion on topics such as gender equality, diversity and inclusion, school and district leadership, education policy, and overcoming barriers specific to women.
- 8:15 AM Coffee Talk Networking
- 8:30 AM Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
- 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
- 11:00 AM Mix & Mingle Networking
- 11:15 AM Breakout Sessions
- 12:45 – 2:00 PM Keynote Address and Event Closing
History of the Conference
Frequently Asked Questions about the Women Leading Delaware Education Conference
Why are we hosting a Women Leading Delaware initiative?
A recent AASA survey found that women are leading only 25% of the nation’s public school districts, yet a 2016 US DOE survey found that 77% of teachers are female. Research indicates that it is more challenging for women to be promoted in their careers than men, for a variety of reasons. The University of Delaware’s DASL are hosting the Women Leading Delaware Education Conference to talk about existing issues and barriers and to provide an opportunity to discuss research-informed solutions.
Who is this event for?
Both men and women are encouraged to participate in this event to become knowledgeable about the conditions for leadership promotion nationally and in Delaware. The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference is an opportunity for men and women to openly share their perspectives on these issues and to collaborate on solutions that will one day create more equitable gender representation at all levels of education leadership.