1st Edition

Smashing Glass Ceilings: Empowering Women in Education

By Kate Jones Copyright 2024
    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    154 Pages
    by Routledge

    Smashing Glass Ceilings is the book to help elevate and excite women across the education sector to become confident, successful and fulfilled in their careers. Empowerment can look and feel different for everyone, and this book is designed to show every woman how you can succeed in the education sector.

    In addition to providing a wealth of advice about leadership progression, bestselling author and presenter Kate Jones shares guidance on alternative options to leadership for women in education. Have you ever thought about launching and hosting your own podcast about teaching and learning? Are you keen to lead professional development training internally and/or externally? Are you a keen writer but not sure how to set up a website to blog or how to get published? Helpful tips and suggestions for these routes and more are presented alongside a wide range of diverse case studies and interviews that shine a spotlight on innovative women, from school leaders to entrepreneurs in education. The book also contains advice for male colleagues so that they too can help empower women in education.

    This book will provide advice, guidance and inspiration for all women in education regardless of age, role or experience.

    Introduction  1. Securing the Right Role  2. Women in Leadership  3. Leading and Delivering CPD  4. Innovation in Education  5. Writing about Education  6. Public Speaking  7. Social Media  8. Supporting and Empowering Women in Education


    Kate Jones is a teacher, leader, bestselling author, blogger and award-winning international speaker. She is Senior Associate for Teaching and Learning at Evidence Based Education and the author of seven books including a bestselling series on retrieval practice. She is also an ambassador for Winston's Wish, a registered bereavement charity that aims to give hope and support to grieving children and their families. Kate writes extensively about education on her website and in various educational magazines including Teach Middle East Magazine and the TES and is the founder of The Love To Teach Podcast. She has presented and worked with schools around the world including the UK, the Middle East, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Europe and more. You can connect with Kate on Twitter and Instagram @KateJones_Teach.

    "Whether you are a teacher or a leader in schools, colleges or universities or supporting educators in other ways, Kate’s advice will enable you to be clear about your ambition and how to realise it."

    Vivienne Porritt OBE Co-founder and Global Strategic Leader of WomenEd 

    "Kate’s book which combines personal reflections, case studies, and spotlights is a must-read for women (and most importantly men) working in education. The powerful stories and the very practical strategies on topics ranging from delivering CPD to applying for jobs to innovating are valuable and can help women reflect on their current and future careers regardless of the stage they are currently in. We need books which celebrate women in education, and Kate’s book is a great contribution to the field."

    Dr Iro Konstantinou Head of Research and Impact, Tony Little Centre, Eton College

    "This book is a powerful message of hope and solidarity. Its call for women to support each other is at once timely and timeless, and its vision of a more inclusive and equitable sector is not only inspiring but, as it shows, ultimately achievable."

    Emma Cate Stokes, Schools Week