A warm welcome to  the ASCL Women Leaders' Network 

I'm passionate about empowering others and put myself forward as Chair of the Women Leaders’ Network because I wanted to be an active voice and contributor to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy led by Past President Rachael Warwick.  

Over the next year, the Women Leaders’ Network will be exploring the barriers to leadership and creating new opportunities through networking, while learning from a range of women speakers from across the sector. We are committed to:
  • promoting the voice of women leaders
  • discussing current issues facing women leaders and those aspiring to leadership positions
  • developing a safe space for formal and informal coaching and mentoring
  • contributing to policy and practice so that representation is visible
We aim to meet half-termly, with the next meeting dates scheduled for 27 April, 15 June and 6 July. 

To find out more and to join the ASCL Women Leaders' Network, please contact CorporateAdmin@ascl.org.uk.  

Dr Nicola Crossley
Chair, ASCL Women Leaders' Network
Director of Inclusion, Astrea Academy Trust and ASCL Ethics, Inclusion and Equalities Committee.

Download the ASCL Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan

Further reading
ASCL Leader magazine
Dual role model by Anna Paul, Issue 117, Spring Term 1, 2021
Change Makers by Gohar Khan, Issue 111, Autumn Term 2, 2019
Leading Women by Carol Jones and Gwen Temple, Issue 110, Autumn Term 1, 2019

On the ASCL blog
A case for leadership diversity by Vivienne Porritt, Co-Founder and Strategic Leader of #WomenEd