Linda Parsons, WiiEDu & Al Futtaim Education, Neelam Bhatti, Head Teacher of Primary, School of Creative Science Sharjah, Christine Naserghoshi, Mirai, Sorcha Coyle, Empowering Expat teachers, Zen Khan, ZenPD, Victoria James WiiEdu & Edpuzzle, Laura Wojciechowski, Education UAE, Harmeet Khaur, Incluzun, Phillipa Wraithmell, WiiEdu& ADEK, Catherine O’Farrell, Incluzun
Women who Innovate and Integrate in Education (WiiEdu) is a supportive network that brings women together to share experiences and stories, exchange ideas and learn from and with their peers. Whatever your role and background in the MENA region’s educational sector, WiiEdu believes that by working together, members will always have a secure and pivotal space to harness wisdom, experience and support.
WiiEdu was set in motion by co-founders Victoria James, Linda Parsons, Philippa Wraithmell and Shazia Saeed. It is designed to cultivate peer-to-peer learning, inspiration and mutual encouragement in managing your career or personal well-being amid the unique challenges facing women today.
This month, WiiEdu joined forces with Incluzun to host a networking event bringing female leaders in the Inclusion sphere together to connect and share the wonderful innovations that are happening in Inclusive Education across the UAE.
Incluzun is a sustainable organisation working under the umbrella of Global Sustainability Goal 8 driving inclusive practice across the region – supporting schools, families and people of determination. Incluzun works toward connecting practitioners and building on shared knowledge and expertise through a range of non-profit events, forums and educational summits.
“This network gives all members a voice, allowing them to exchange advice, support, and information, encouraging them to pursue their specialities and drive school reforms.
Giving Female Leaders a Voice
WiiEdu and Incluzun came together to champion women in pioneering and innovative roles within education, focusing on supporting those people who are leading the integration of transformative, inclusive pedagogical thinking and EdTech into their schools, as these women are the inspirational role models for their female students.
Linda Parsons explains: “Our network recognises that everyone has the potential to succeed as equals through education and access to future skills, which opens the door to a truly egalitarian future. This network gives all members a voice, allowing them to exchange advice, support and information, encouraging them to pursue their specialities and drive school reforms.”
Events are inclusive and supportive, giving a voice to all females who are changing the shape of education in their schools. Indeed, everyone is welcome to share ideas and support their colleagues, regardless of their school, role, or specialisation.
Events are inclusive and supportive, giving a voice to all females who are changing the shape of education in their schools
Empowered, Inspired and Connected
There is strength in numbers, as the proverb goes. Only by joining forces will women be able to make a genuine difference in the education world. That’s why WiiEdu and Incluzun are committed to establishing a community that is open to anybody who wants to participate. As a result, WiiEdu has no membership fees and only requires like-mindedness while Incluzun hosts a monthly Inclusion & Wellbeing Forum that is free and open to all with an audience of over 2,000 practitioners.
So, join the WiiEdu network or the Incluzun Forum today and become a part of a community of educators who are working together to make a difference by linking up regularly, with the focus always being on leaving you empowered, inspired and connected.