Upcoming Webinar Helps District Leaders Support Women Working in School Organizations
Former superintendent and education business executive discuss how districts can support, retain, and develop women leaders by creating working environments where they can thrive
NEW YORK, April 15, 2021 – Women make up 77 percent of the workforce in public education, yet 73 percent of superintendents are men. The upcoming webinar Supporting Women in School Organizations: Lessons from the Private Sector on Thursday, May 6 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT will address how district leaders can create better working environments to develop and promote the women on their teams.
Kate Eberle Walker, PresenceLearning CEO and author of The Good Boss: 9 Ways Every Manager Can Support Women at Work, will be interviewed by national school leader, Dr. Robert Avossa, to discuss how leaders, men and women alike, can support women in education. During the webinar, Eberle Walker will share the lessons from her book and Avossa will reflect on how to apply them to education organizations. Participants will walk away with practical advice including how to:
- Develop and promote more female leaders
- Create working environments that promote inclusivity
- Bring women back to the workforce post-COVID
“When I first read The Good Boss it immediately struck me as important and necessary for school leaders. I wish I had this perspective and advice when I was a superintendent, and I’m excited to help bring these lessons to educators in this session,” said Dr. Avossa.
“I wrote this book to teach managers how to proactively support the women who work for them. The majority of managers are men, yet too often they tune out, thinking a book about women at work isn’t relevant for them,” said Eberle Walker. “So I was genuinely excited when Dr. Avossa approached me to share how much he had learned from the book and how it could help other school leaders be more aware of the experiences of women.”
To attend the upcoming webinar, register here.
PresenceLearning, Inc. is the leading provider of live online special education-related services, and general education behavioral and mental health services, to K-12 schools nationwide. The company connects speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals with students through its proprietary online platform, and has delivered more than 3 million teletherapy sessions to hundreds of K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. through its majority-female network of more than 1,500 licensed clinicians. The PresenceLearning teletherapy platform is also available for school teams to use to serve their students. Investors in the company include Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.presencelearning.com.
About the Author
Kate Eberle Walker has more than 20 years of leadership experience in education companies. Prior to her current role as CEO of PresenceLearning, Kate was CEO of The Princeton Review, a leading provider of tutoring, test prep, and college admissions services. Kate has served on several education-focused boards, including Rosetta Stone, a language and literacy company, and Prospect Schools, a charter school management organization that educates a racially and economically diverse student body. Kate began her career as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs, earned her bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a working mom with two daughters, ages 9 and 12.