Why We Exist: To increase the number of women and women of color at the policy table.
Voice4Equity improves access to policy leadership opportunities for women superintendents and those preparing for careers as school superintendents.
Despite making up more than 70% of the education workforce, only 27% of school superintendents are female. Our work empowers women to narrow that opportunity gap through focused training, conferences and networking, coaching, discussion groups, leadership development skills, strategic partnerships, and educational opportunities.
Equity requires diverse voices. Historically, decisions have been made and policies developed with little to no input from women — especially women from nondominant communities.
Our services support female school superintendents and aspiring superintendents. We encourage women to become part of our organization, participate in our activities, share personal stories and
insights, and engage with colleagues. This collaboration is critical in
order to counteract organizational and policy bias in education.
The powerful decision-makers in education, business, and government are still overwhelmingly male. This leads to skewed, incomplete perspectives and inequitable outcomes across society.
Source for Teachers and Principals is US DOE, for Superintendents it is Voice4Equity Education Leadership Database
We aim to eliminate systemic bias against women and people of color.
To that end, Voice4Equity provides access to growth opportunities for women interested in becoming school superintendents.
Despite significant progress and decades of effort, women remain largely underrepresented in executive leadership roles and on influential boards. As a result, many educational districts are missing out on the unique benefits diversity brings to decision-making, such as fresh perspectives that can lead to more equitable policies, services, and opportunities.
Voice4Equity is here with an innovative solution: providing dedicated partnership backed by evidence-based research so leaders across private and public educational sectors have access to diverse voices. This leads to improved outcomes and creates lasting pathways toward equity.
Share your voice regarding education policy and join the movement for equitable access to superintendent opportunities. Together, we can transform education and make it more reflective of the communities that we serve.