Conference and Common Room - Spring 2018
Frances King explores women’s leadership roles within the independent sector.
Executive search firm, Wild Search, who advise a wide range of schools and colleges on board and executive appointments, have
brought together women in leadership positions in the education sector for their latest collection of essays, Leading Women. The contributors reveal the barriers they have faced in building their careers and offer some important advice to those looking to break through them. Leading Women marks the centenary of the death of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first Englishwoman to become a qualified doctor, and co-founder and later dean of the first medical school in this country to admit women.
A new anthology, Leading Women, highlights the barriers women continue to face when it comes to leading roles in education. The book is published by specialist executive search firm, Wild Search, and takes inspiration from the life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first Englishwoman to become a qualified doctor and who later co-founded the first medical school to admit women in the UK. One hundred years after her death it reflects on the challenges she faced in reaching that position; barriers which still resonate with women fighting for leadership positions today.