Women in Leadership

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As a leader in placement and search services for independent schools, Carney Sandoe 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.


Working to Advance Female School Leaders

The CS&A Women's Institute is a professional development and mentorship event supporting women and their allies working in education. Held each summer in Boston, this one-day event features keynote speakers, breakout sessions, networking, and dedicated time for mentoring all in a safe space for professional and personal advancement. Learn more here.

Women Leaders Rising is a series of networking events for aspiring female school leaders held in locations across the country. Speakers and guest panels discuss a wide range of topics related to school leadership. Stay tuned for future locations and dates.

Dedicated search consultants — many who are former female heads of school — are committed to empowering women through mentoring and helping young leaders self-identify.


A Focus on Women in Leadership

Explore this series of leadership journey stories, mentorship best practices, leadership development advice, and more from female school leaders past and present. View the collection.

Women in Leadership

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