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Being 10% Braver

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December 2020 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Tackle imposter syndrome
  • Know your worth
  • Ask for what you need
  • Call out unacceptable behavior
  • Put yourself first when necessary
  • Raise your voice until it's heard

Through the real-life stories of women leaders in education, drawn from across the #WomenEd community, this book offers guidance and inspiration on how to rise above challenging situations and find personal and professional growth. It's time to own your journey and your story - it's time to become 10% braver.

 
Part 1: Braver in the workplace
Dorothy Newbury
Chapter 1: Being 10% braver in Higher Education
Claire Mitchell and Emma Turner
Chapter 2: Coffee, Calpol and co-headship
Michelle Cooke
Chapter 3: Taking the heat out of the menopause in the workplace
Clare Erasmus
Chapter 4: Learning to dance in the rain
Frances Aston
Chapter 5: Dynamic part-time leadership
Emily Rankin
Chapter 6: Making middle leadership count
Ruth Golding
Chapter 7: Being a woman and a leader with a disability
Kerry Jordan-Daus and Lacey Austin
Chapter 8: Investing in ourselves as leaders: a guilty pleasure?
 
Part 2: Advocating for others
Andy Mitchell
Chapter 9: When your partner is a female leader
Keziah Featherstone with Jon Chaloner, Vic Goddard, Dan Morrow and Malcolm Richards
Chapter 10: Stand by all women
Hilary Goldsmith
Chapter 11: If there isn’t a seat around the table, be the one who buys the chairs
Natalie de Silva
Chapter 12: What governors can do to build inclusive workplaces
 
Part 3: Braving the change
Fiona McSorley
Chapter 13: Retirement is not a dirty word
Rachael Paget
Chapter 14: Returning to teaching and leadership after illness
Liz Free with Sue Aspinall, Ruth Barsby and Pauline O’Brien
Chapter 15: Being an international school leader
Lizana Oberholzer
Chapter 16: A small fish in a big pond: educational leadership outside of a school environment
Sharon McCormack
Chapter 17: Overcoming the challenges of a woman leader with a disability in education
 
Part 4: Daring to be different
Gemma Sant
Chapter 18: Being taken seriously as a young leader: Can I see your ID?
Alex Fairlamb
Chapter 19: Why it’s ‘in’ to be an introverted leader?
Jules Daulby
Chapter 20: Let me take you on a journey…
Lisa Hannay
Chapter 21: Walking Gaily Forward
 
Part 5: Owning our bravery
Debra Rutley
Chapter 22: Brave vulnerability
Claire Nicholls
Chapter 23: Being comfortable and authentic as an LGBT+ leader and role model
Felicity King
Chapter 24: Asylum
Imogen Senior
Chapter 25: Slaying the dragon of imposter syndrome
Jacinta Calzada-Mayronne and Melissa Egri-McCauley
Chapter 26: Moving mindsets and failing forward
 
Part 6: Tackling an unfair system
Penny Rabiger
Chapter 27: We can’t be what we can’t see: Make sure you’re not the one blocking the view
Beatus Magistra
Chapter 28: What to do if you find yourself working for a bully
Hannah Dalton and Kiran Mahil
Chapter 29: Pregnant and screwed
Naomi Shenton
Chapter 30: Dealing with the motherhood penalty as a leader
Bukky Yusuf
Chapter 31: Time to say goodbye
Vivienne Porritt
Chapter 32: Inspiring the future

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Keziah Featherstone

Keziah Featherstone is a co-founder and strategic leader for #WomenEd and a member of the Headteachers’ Roundtable, a non-political educational think-tank. After fifteen years in senior leadership, she currently she lives with her husband, daughter, three cats and three pugs in the West Midlands where is proud to be headteacher of Q3 Academy Tipton, her second headship. Keziah has written English educational resources for Pearson and Teachit, as well as articles for publications such as Tes, The Guardian and Schools Week, she also co-edited 10% Braver: Inspiring Women to Lead Education.  More About Author

Vivienne Porritt

Vivienne Porritt is a leadership consultant, working with school and academy trust leaders on impact, vision, strategy, professional learning and development, and leadership, especially women’s leadership. Vivienne is the co-editor of Effective Practices in CPD, Lessons for School (2009). She is on the editorial board of School Leadership and Management, is a coach for the Department for Education and writes for tes. Formerly, she was a secondary headteacher, and Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education as well as a Chair of Governors in London. Vivienne is delighted to be a Founding Fellow and Vice President of the... More About Author

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