WomenEd is a global grassroots movement that connects aspiring and existing women leaders in education and gives women leaders a voice in education.

Even though women dominate the workforce across all sectors of education, there are still gender and racial inequalities in terms of the numbers of women in senior leadership, the large gender pay gap and the number of women who want to stay in education yet whose requests for flexible working are not met.

Our mission is for more women in education to have the choice to progress on their leadership journey.

To achieve this, WomenEd works to remove systemic and organisational barriers to such progress and to empower and enable women to achieve their next leadership step, if they choose to progress in leadership roles.

Any income received by WomenEd, including royalties from our books, is used solely to run this website and other communication channels. No individuals or organisations directly profit from WomenEd. 


Our Journey

We began in 2015 with the aim to connect women leaders on Twitter. We are now a global movement of volunteers who;

Connect, support and empower women leaders in education

Give women a voice in education policies and practices

Work to improve the gender balance between women and men at senior leadership level

Our Values

We are a values-driven organisation and our values are known as our 8 Cs









About us
OUR Leaders

WomenEd is led by a team of four Strategic Leaders, each of whom connects to a group of our networks.

Keziah Featherstone
Keziah Featherstone
Keziah is a co-founder and Strategic Leader for WomenEd, is a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, and is currently the Head at Q3 Academy Tipton, in the West Midlands. She is the co-editor of 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education and Being 10%braver (forthcoming 2020). Keziah writes for many education publications including Tes. She is passionate about the welfare and safeguarding of young people, treating staff with respect and compassion and is a strong believer in getting the job done.
Jules Daulby
Jules Daulby
Jules Daulby is a co-founder and Strategic Leader of WomenEd and is a teacher, leader and an educational consultant specialising in inclusion and literacy. Jules has worked in education for over twenty years in primary, secondary, FE and special schools.
Vivienne Porritt
Vivienne Porritt
Vivienne Porritt is a co-founder and Strategic Leader of WomenEd. She is the co-editor of 10%braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education and Being 10%braver (forthcoming 2020). She is Director of Vivienne Porritt Associates, a leadership consultancy and is also Vice President of the Chartered College of Teaching. Vivienne is a former secondary headteacher and Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education.
Liz Free
Liz Free
Liz Free is a co-founder of WomenEd Netherlands and Strategic Leader for WomenEd Europe. Liz has been a teacher and head teacher in some of the world’s leading schools and is now a globally recognised leader of education talent, continuing professional development and learning as the founding Director of the International Leadership Academy, the British School in the Netherlands.


From Twitter chat to events, from the creation of networks to a global community.


Key Challenges

Looking to learn more about the key challenges that WomenEd is helping female teachers overcome? Click on the expanding list of topics below for more information.

Flexible working

Gender pay gap

Unconcious bias




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