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Summit encourages women to lead together

February 22, 2022


This school year has been a busy one for the ATA’s Women in Leadership Committee (WIL). Its speaker series is well underway and plans for their sessions at the upcoming Summer Conference are beginning to take shape. Next on their calendar is the biggest event of their year — Summit 2022.

The full day conference is planned for Saturday, March 5 and will once again be completely virtual. This year’s theme is “WIL Lead Together” and organizers feel it fits perfectly with the environment we currently find ourselves in. 

“To thrive as leaders, we need to be able to support each other, uplift each other and help each other out,” said Lisa Everitt, Alberta Teachers’ Association Staff Officer and WIL Committee secretary. 

The Women in Leadership Committee was established to provide supports that enable the advancement of women in educational leadership within school jurisdictions as well as the Association.

This will be the third annual WIL Summit and it kicks off with keynote speaker Julielynn Wong, whose ground-breaking work in the science and technology field has opened the doors of leadership for women in this traditionally male-dominated discipline. 

Participants have 10 different sessions to choose from when selecting their three breakout sessions for the day. Topics range from imposter syndrome to racial stereotyping. Speakers will include Association staff officers, fellow teachers and field experts. 

The day will wrap up with well-known Canadian comedian Jessica Holmes, who will relate her personal struggle with mental health through her usual comedic lens.

Everitt feels there’s something for everyone in this year’s schedule. 
“I hope this provides an oasis for them to think about where they’re at but also to feel rejuvenated coming out of the day,” she said. ❚

The summit welcomes both men and women to attend. Breakout sessions are already filling up, so organizers encourage a speedy registration and session selection to ensure you’re able to hear your desired speakers. 

For more information or to registration, visit 
Registration is open until noon on March 4.



International Women’s Day March 8, 2022

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