2020 National Women’s Leadership Consortium


Why a Women’s Leadership Consortium?

AASA, The School Superintendents Association, is committed to preparing a diverse talent pool of leaders to support America’s schools and school systems. Equity is at the core of everything we do. We believe that when leaders learn, network and grow together, students benefit from the collective impact that is generated. All leaders have a responsibility to promote and nurture the next generation of talent, “paying it forward” so that American’s children have caring, knowledgeable and courageous leaders.

In recent years, AASA has engaged in an initiative to elevate the role of females and other under-represented leaders in education. AASA has produced videos and vignettes of highly successful female superintendents sharing leadership stories in their role of Chief Learner in their school districts. In 2019, AASA launched the first Aspiring Superintendent Academy® for Female Leaders. This inaugural cohort of 36 leaders learned and grew together throughout the year-long program in San Diego, Calif.

AASA is proud to launch the 2020 National Women’s Leadership Consortium. The 2020 National Women’s Leadership Consortium will bring together up to 35 like-minded female superintendents with up to 10 corporate or nonprofit leaders who are innovators and risk-takers in the field of leadership. We are seeking people who advance opportunities for all youth by the example they set and the way they advocate.

 Please join us! 

You are invited to join the only cohort specifically designed for women in top positions of leadership in school systems, corporations and nonprofit organizations.  The Consortium meets for one face-meeting, three virtual meetings and a Women's Leadership Summit at the National Conference on Education in February 2021. At the summit, female leaders will extend collective impact through networking and sharing best practices. National Women’s Leadership Consortium 2020 has a theme of Leadership Wellness Matters. Leaders need balance in their lives and to attend to social, emotional and familial needs to be great thinkers and decision-makers. Click here for a sneak peek at the agenda for each event! 

There are many reasons to join today!


We believe that with Women Educators Leading Learning (#AASAWELL), we can truly change the landscape of growth opportunities for youngsters in this nation. The May meeting will be virtual in recognition of COVID-19 travel restrictions. A key leader and presenter for the consortium is Fran Prolman of The Learning Collaborative, teaching how to lead through grief and uncertainty and how to unpack the language of bias, recognizing and mitigating bias in self and others. Keynotes by successful leaders such as Samantha Fuhrey of Newton County, Ga., finalist for National Superintendent of the Year, and Dr. Ann Levett of Savannah-Chatham, GA schools are highly anticipated.

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The October 28 – 30, 2020, session will be held in our nation’s capital, Washington D.C., and will include wellness activities. Imagine exercising with colleagues in early morning or evening in front of the Lincoln Memorial! We will continue our discussion of bias as we learn from Smithsonian leaders engaged in the National Museum of African-American History and Culture. A deep dive into leading for innovation in a digital age is planned for the October meeting.



AASA is seeking talented educational and nonprofit leaders to become engaged in the National Women’s Leadership Consortium 2020. Tuition is only $1,600 for the consortium, which meets three times virtually, once in-person and at a summit at the National Conference on Education. Apply now to form relationships that last a lifetime!    

Join today! 


AASA would like to thank Horace Mann for providing support to help make this program possible.



Questions? Please contact Valerie Truesdale, Ph. D., AASA Assistant Executive Director,
at vtruesdale@aasa.org or 703.774.6930.