2019 Women’s Institute Schedule

Thursday, June 13

6:00-8:00 p.m.  −  Welcome reception at the Hilton Downtown-Faneuil Hall Boston Hotel (Kilby Room)

Friday, June 14

7:15-8:00 a.m.  −  Check-in and breakfast (provided) (Kellogg Room)

8:00-9:30  −  CS&A welcome; keynote address by Dr. Karen Eshoo (Head at King School, CT) and Nicole DuFauchard (Head at The Advent School, MA) (Kellogg Room)

9:45-10:45  − Generations of Mentors/Sponsors (Kellogg Room)

Panelists: Aggie Underwood, Vice President of CS&A; Barbara Chase, CS&A Senior Consultant; Fran Bisselle, Head of School at Hathaway Brown (OH); Rebecca Sykes, President, Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation; facilitated by Lisa Parsons, CS&A Senior Associate
Through the lens of the deep experience of our panelists, we’ll dig into the importance of mentorship and sponsorship for women in schools today and explore how to engage effectively on both the giving and the receiving end of these skills through storytelling.

11:00-12:00 p.m.  − Mentors vs. Sponsors: What Does It Mean & How Do I Find One? (Kellogg Room)

Panelists: Corinne Fogg, Director of Curriculum & Professional Development at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (MD); Marti Champion, Head of Middle School at Graland Country Day School (CO); Barbara Daush, CS&A Senior Consultant
In this workshop, we’ll explore the critical differences between the work of mentorship and that of sponsorship in supporting and promoting successful careers in educational leadership. This workshop will explore and dig into some of the data surrounding women in leadership within their school communities. In our discussions of the joys and challenges of implementing these approaches, we’ll also explore the relevance of this work to searching for your next position.

12:00-1:00 −  Lunch (provided) (Washington Room)

1:15-2:15Toxic Feminism: When Intersectionality Isn't Enough (Kellogg Room)

Panelists: Lawrence Alexander, CS&A Search Associate, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at The White Mountain School; Priscilla Morales, Associate Head of School at The Park School (MD)
If your feminism isn't intersectional, then who's it REALLY for? Come share in a challenging dialogue about how white feminism has stymied the progressive work of women and how you can be a better co-conspirator in the work of gender equity and racial justice.

2:15-2:45Mindfulness session with Checka Antifonario, Founder of Yogaway Retreats (Washington Room)

2:45-4:15Mentor and Sponsor Small Group Meetings (Washington Room)

CS&A staff and Institute panelists will serve as group leaders. Each group will have guiding topics of conversation.

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