The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference is a networking and professional learning event for teachers and administrators in elementary, secondary and higher education settings. The event addresses issues specific to women and education leadership and provides a powerful opportunity for current and aspiring leaders to convene for an impactful day of connection, reflection and inspiration. Hosted by the University of Delaware College of Education and Human Development’s School Success Center (SSC), the conference schedule features multiple breakout session options and networking opportunities.

The event will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at Clayton Hall Conference Center.

Conference Details

The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference breakout sessions and panel discussions are facilitated by local leaders who will provide insight and thoughtful discussion on topics such as gender equality, diversity and inclusion, school and district leadership, education policy, and overcoming barriers specific to women.

Registering for the Conference

Credit card payments are accepted on the registration website. Additionally, if approvals are needed within your organization, please register now using Promo Code “INVOICE” and the University of Delaware will invoice you for payment by card, check or purchase order.

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History of the Conference

The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference is facilitated by the UD School Success Center.

We launched the first annual conference in January 2019. The event was attended by approximately 250 education leaders and featured motivational, learning and networking sessions related to issues and opportunities for women in leadership. As a follow-up to this event, the Delaware Academy for School Leadership offered female education leaders the opportunity to participate in Executive Leadership Coaching in 2019. The event has grown each year in attendance as well as follow-up engagement of women in leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Why are we hosting a Women Leading Delaware Education Conference?

A recent AASA survey found that women are leading only 25% of the nation’s public school districts, yet a 2016 US DOE survey found that 77% of teachers are female. Research indicates that it is more challenging for women to be promoted in their careers than men, for a variety of reasons. The University of Delaware and Delaware Department of Education host the Women Leading Delaware Education Conference to uncover existing issues and barriers and to provide an opportunity to discuss research-informed solutions.

Who is this event for?

All educators are encouraged to participate in this event to become knowledgeable about the conditions for women in leadership nationally and in Delaware. The Women Leading Delaware Education Conference is an opportunity for all educators to openly share their perspectives on these issues and to collaborate on solutions that will one day create more equitable gender representation at all levels of education leadership.

Questions? Contact Alison Travers,