AASA, WELV to Host Women’s Leadership Conference

Alexandria, Va. – Oct. 22, 2013 – Leaders in public education nationwide will gather to discuss best practices, enhance leadership skills and strengthen professional networks at the Women’s Leadership Conference on Oct. 25 and 26, 2013, at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town, in Alexandria, Va.

The forum will be hosted by AASA, The School Superintendents Association, and Women Education Leaders in Virginia. This meeting comes at a time when only 25 percent of our superintendents are women, according to an AASA survey.

Key speakers will include:

  • Benny L. Gooden, past president, AASA; current superintendent, Fort Smith, Ark.
  • Gena Cook Keller, president, WELV, superintendent, Fluvanna County, Va.
  • Debbie Walsh, executive director, Center for American Women and Politics, Rutgers University
  • Maree Sneed, partner, Hogan Lovells
  • Elise Foster, author, leadership coach, The Wiseman Group

WHAT: 2013 AASA/WELV Women’s Leadership Conference

WHO: Superintendents and other education leaders from across the country

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 25 – Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013

WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Old Town
1767 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314


Reporters are encouraged to contact James Minichello at 703-774-6953or jminichello@aasa.org to schedule interviews with AASA/WELV leadership at the conference.

About AASA
AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org. Follow AASA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AASAHQ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AASApage. Information on AASA Children’s Programs on Twitter @AASATotalChild.

About WELV

Established in November 1998, Women Education Leaders in Virginia (WELV) is a non-profit organization including and serving women in all areas of education in Virginia. WELV is affiliated with the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. The purpose of WELV is to bring together individuals to address issues related primarily to the concerns, interests, advancement, accomplishments, and special contributions of women in or aspiring to educational leadership.