#WomenEd: Conversation with Vivienne Porritt OBE and Jo Terry-Marchant LIVE

Join us live and to hear a powerful conversation between two exceptional educationalists as they discuss barriers facing women in education

About this event

At our last event, 89% of our attendees believed that there wasn’t equitable access to leadership opportunities for women in education in Jersey.

What are the challenges that face women as they build their careers? And how are educators in Jersey trying to address these? Join us for an hour long conversation about the challenges that face women in education with two highly knowledgeable and influential women.

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We are delighted to have two amazing educators join us for this session. The first is the incredible Jo Terry- Marchant, Principal of Highlands College, a leader passionate about social justice and equity.

The second is the inspirational Vivienne Porritt, co-founder and Global Strategic Leader of WomenEd. A tireless campaigner for equity, she has been instrumental in building the momentum of WomenEd globally and influencing decision making at the highest levels regarding issues which affect women in education. She was recognised this year in the New Years Honours list with an OBE for her work with WomenEd.

Jo and Vivienne will discuss the barriers facing women in education and how we can address those challenges through action and positive disruption.

Join them as they share their stories of disruption, challenge and change.

This evening will start with a showing of the IWILL #SheInspiresMe talk with Suzanne Wylie over drinks to kick off an amazing evening of inspiration for women in Jersey. A huge thank you, yet again, to Rory Steel at Digital Jersey who has provided a venue and tech support for the evening #HeForShe.

Our Speakers

Vivienne Porritt OBE is a leadership consultant working with school leaders on impact, vision, strategy, professional learning and development, and women’s leadership. She is Vice President of the Chartered College of Teaching in England, a Non Exec Director of Captiva Learning Ltd and a Member of Eko Trust. Formerly, she was a secondary headteacher, Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education and a Chair of Governors in London. Vivienne is also an author, a coach and a keynote speaker. In particular, she is a co-founder and, joyously, a Global Strategic Leader of WomenEd, a global movement that connects, supports and empowers women leaders in education.

Jo Terry-Marchant has worked in education in London and Jersey. Her career is characterised by a track record of breaking down barriers to achievement for students and staff. Before entering education, Jo worked in offshore finance and volunteered whilst travelling abroad. Born and educated in Jersey, she has a MA in Education and Management, and completed the Association of Colleges Senior Leadership Management programme in 2018. She is Vice-Chair of the Institute of Directors staff development committee. Jo also worked with the States of Jersey “I Will Mentoring and Shadowing programme” in 2019 on the design and implementation plans for increasing female representation at senior levels of the Government of Jersey’s public service. As Principal Jo, together with her leadership team, leads 350 staff educating more than 4500 full/part-time students annually. The College specialises in technical and professional qualifications.

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Feb 17 2022


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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