CS&A Women’s Institute

History of the Women's Institute

Launched in 2017, CS&A's Women's Institute supports women and their allies in the education community by creating a trusted space for personal and professional advancement and mentorship.

The goal of our Women's Institute is to contribute to the overall development and empowerment of women in all stages of their professional journeys, whether that's serving as a teacher, head of school, friend, mentor, or classroom leader, and to provide a safe space for women and their allies to discuss challenges and triumphs in the workplace and in life.

All educators (women and allies of women) are welcome. Please note, this event does not include a hiring component.


The 2020 Women's (Re)Institute

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, Carney Sandoe made the decision to cancel 2020's physical event which was originally to be held in June in Boston. Because we could not gather in person, we decided to (re)imagine our annual Women’s Institute and (re)invent the way we support women in education.

For the month of June, we (re)developed this important event into a free, dynamic online professional development event featuring inspiring speakers, job search advice, thought leadership from industry experts, career advising opportunities, and more. Nearly 2,000 women from around the world joined us in this adventure. For those who registered, content was available through the end of July 2020.

Read a recap of of the 2020 Women's (Re)Institute.


CS&A's Statement on Women in Leadership

As a leader in placement and search services for independent schools, Carney, Sandoe & Associates pledges itself to increasing the number of women in leadership roles as part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We believe in the importance of this work because our schools and their students benefit when leadership teams represent a balance in terms of gender. Historically, the percentage of women represented in those teams—especially at the head of school level—has remained at an unacceptably low level (with the exception of schools for girls).

As we work with candidates, trustees, search committees, school leaders, and partner organizations, we will strive to find new ways to increase the number of women candidates and placements in traditionally underrepresented roles.

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