2019 Women in Educational Leadership Symposium

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2019 Women in Educational Leadership Symposium
Oct 4 2019 - Oct 5 2019

WIELS builds a partnership between faculty members in the Leadership and Educational Studies at Appalachian State University (ASU) and practicing educators. Our mandate is the development of an 'armoring process' that will equip women with pragmatic knowledge, skills, and dispositions that prepare them for success as educational leaders.

We believe all women, regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, creed, cultural uniqueness, religion, or politics deserve a community of support to foster their career advancement. WIELS is committed to developing individual and collective efficacies of women to ensure they are better equipped, confident, and ready to assume leadership positions.

Although gender and wage gaps are somewhat narrowing, women are still disproportionately under-represented in senior leadership positions in education as indicated by national and state trends. It is against such a backdrop that gives us the impetus to address these issues at WIELS. The overarching goal of this partnership is to narrow gender and wage gaps in various forms of leadership and governance. WIELS will serve as a catalyst, convener, and developer, to support educational career pathways for women.

WIELS is an annual symposium held at Appalachian State University to provide networks of mentors, colleagues, and role models to assist women in achieving their career goals. 

Participants will have the opportunity to

  1. Learn from and interact with scholars and leaders in education
  2. Select concurrent sessions involving best practices and research
  3. Engage in critical conversations about issues affecting women
  4. Meet with mentors to develop action plans
  5. Participate in, or observe role plays related to real world job scenarios.


Cost for the conference is listed below and includes dinner Friday night, as well as breakfast, lunch, and breaks on Saturday.

Regular Rates:

$150 ~ General Registrant if registered by September 30

$200 ~ General Registrant beginning October 1

Special Rates:

$100 ~ ASU Faculty/ Staff  (please register before September 30)

$100 ~ K-12 Educator  (please register before September 30)

$75 ~ All University Students  (please register before September 30 and show university ID at check in)

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