CS&A Women’s* Institute

Announcing the 2022 Women's* Institute

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.

This year's event will be hybrid in nature. After a three-year hiatus, we'll once again be hosting a daylong event in-person Boston on June 24 that will focus on leadership development. We'll also be offering a virtual component on the four days leading up to the in-person event, June 20-23, that will address a variety of topics relevant to women* in education.

Virtual Event
June 20-23

$225 (plus fees)

In-person Leadership Development Workshop
Friday, June 24
The Westin Copley Place in Boston

$390 (plus fees)
Includes access to the Virtual Event

For more details and to register, visit the event site.



(This event does not include a hiring component similar to our hiring conferences.)

History of the Women's* Institute

Launched in 2017, 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.

*We follow an inclusive definition of women. We are welcoming and respectful of women, including trans women and those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman or otherwise in a way that is significant to them. We also welcome allies who are committed to creating environments that are supportive of people who are typically underrepresented in the workplace and beyond.

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 follow an inclusive definition of women and are welcoming and respectful of trans women, those who are nonbinary, gender non-conforming, and anyone who identifies as a woman in a way that is significant to them.

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 and identity. 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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