We are extremely grateful to the more than 100 women who joined us for our first-ever Women’s Institute on June 16 at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston. “Lean On” welcomed women in education from across the country for a day of peer learning, mentorship, and dialogue through shared experiences that was meant to advance the development and empowerment of women in all stages of their professional journey.
Featuring co-keynote speakers Lisa Lyle (Head of School, MICDS) and Becky Sykes (President, Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation) and a group of inspiring Honorary Faculty, the Institute facilitated opportunities for women to support each other, learn, and grow. The event included several professional development session blocks led by Faculty members and a dedicated mentorship period where small groups of participants met to discuss personal and professional challenges with their peers and a mentorship group leader.
“Please keep offering this remarkable Institute! There is clearly such a need and desire in today’s world. I am very grateful for the opportunity, for the information gleaned, and for the contacts I gained. My head is inspired and full.” -Director of Donor Relations, Amherst College
“It’s great to be in a room with the women who helped pave the way for the younger generation to be able to move into administration smoothly and confidently.” -Dean of Students, The Hun School of Princeton
“The Women’s Institute was fantastic. I enjoyed listening to women leaders in education and learning about their specific paths. The insight they offered was valuable to the advancement of my career. Personally, I felt connected to the stories involving family life. This event was exactly the boost I needed to know I can do it all.” -Associate Director of College Counseling, St. George’s School
“Spending time learning and networking with other female independent school leaders was tremendously empowering. Thank you CS&A for such a fabulous event in a beautiful location!” -Assistant Head of School, Kents Hill School
Thank you to everyone who attended our sold-out Women’s Institute! We look forward to continuing this new venture next year.
The Women's Institute was such a positive experience. I truly can’t say enough wonderful things to express my feelings about the day. It was informational, educational, inspirational, and a well-rounded day focused on diverse and significant topics.Math Teacher Trinity Prep