NAESP Center for Women in Leadership

Center Focus

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The Center for Women in Leadership is dedicated to the strategic study of women administrators and the unique challenges that they face as educational leaders because of their gender.

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The Center works to create a strong network of women leaders, offer mentorship opportunities to and for women leaders, and identify strategies to elevate women as they pursue leadership opportunities.

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Leaders engaged in the work of the Center for Women in Leadership are typically interested in eliminating gender bias, especially in education leadership positions, and to encourage and assist women to pursue leadership roles.

Join the Women in Leadership Community Meetup

We are pleased to announce two meetup opportunities. The first is a book study facilitator activity tailored for community members seeking engaging discussions on “Women Who Lead: Insights, Inspiration, and Guidance to Grow as an Educator” by Janel Keating and Jasmine K. Kullar. The second activity, Conversations & Connections, offers members a platform to engage in meaningful dialogue, exchange insights, receive support, and establish valuable connections with fellow woman leaders. To participate, sign up below or contact Honor Fede, Director of Professional Learning, at

The 2023-2024 meeting dates have ended. Check back soon for our new schedule!

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Meet the Fellows

Ta’Keshia Parker

Ta’Keshia Parker

NAESP Center for Women in Leadership Fellow and Principal
Sappington Elementary School
St. Louis, MO
Jessica Gomez

Jessica Gomez

NAESP Center for Women in Leadership Fellow and Director of Continuous Improvement & Accountability
Menifee Union School District
Colton, CA