Charol Shakeshaft #IWD Lecture

On 8th March 2021, another 50th Anniversary event took place for International Women's Day. Lead by Charol Shakeshaft, Ph.D. and Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, the webinar focused on understanding the role of gender in leadership behaviour and effectiveness. Thank you to Charol for her wonderful presentation! Watch the entire event here: 

The webinar also featured a Q&A session and a number of questions were asked. You can read them below: 

Jim Perkins
Great point about not enough women in authoritative positions looking out for other women. I致e seen the same said about black men.

Dr. Shakeshaft, you mentioned women usually inherit schools or systems that are in trouble. Does the research give statistics on the percentage of those women who successfully turn around those systems?
Mary Bridget Burns Hello friends! How are we preparing teachers in training to advocate for themselves? Are we doing that formally or through informal networks?
Kerry Jordan-Daus
If intersectionality is so important to understand the complexity of lived lives, should our research focus on our stories at the individual level to challenge homogenising narratives?
Tomika Ferguson
With the change that has occurred, how has research influenced the policies to move the needle forward? Are there lessons we can take from the policies that have changed that we can continue forward?
Anonymous What will be the suggestions to overcome gender discrimination in your research.
Emiola Oyefuga In your experience, what are some things that women can do to support other women to climb the leadership ladder?
Nidal Sleiman
My research research on international school leadership in different contexts (UK and Middle East) showed that the top positions in these schools are for men. Women were predominantly second-in-line or deputies and vice -principals. It seems that this gender discrimination is widely accpeted and not problematised in multiple communities. How can we as researchers carry this conversation into different contexts at different levels beyond academia and research groups?
Emiola Oyefuga
You talked about women not seeing themselves as leaders - could this be because so much emphasis is on the person and not the act or practice (being a leader versus doing leadership)?

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