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UCLA Women’s Leadership Academies Set for 2023

By John McDonald
Moore Hall on UCLA Campus

The UCLA School of Education and Information Studies will host two leadership academies for k-12 and university educational leaders in 2023.

The University Women’s Leadership Academy is designed to assist mid-career professionals to expand their leadership capacities and value to their universities. The program re-imagines the roles and impact of women in their current and future university positions. Instruction is led by expert practitioners in human resources, student services, negotiation, mentoring, problem solving, and collaborating for change. The academy assists women to support each other. 

“I gained so much new knowledge about varying aspects of leadership and the value of networking. The timing and pacing of the academy were just right, said one participant in last year’s program “The Academy definitely met my expectations and I learned equally as much from my wonderful peers.”  

The Women’s University Leadership program begins Saturday, January 28. The program consists of five Saturday morning sessions and seven sessions on Thursday evenings. All sessions are online. More information is available at

The UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy champions women’s leadership and provides leaders with the knowledge and tools they need to increase their impact on K - 12 education. Participants in the six-month program expand their voice and vision and build their capacity as leaders  through course work emphasizing decision-making and problem-solving. Career-building, coaching, mentoring, collaborating for change are critical processes in the program. Equity, access, and inclusion are emphasized through leadership practices. Participants in the academy learn from each other and from expert K - 12 practitioners playing leading roles in education. 

“I learned a lot, great information,” said a participant in the 2022 K-12 program.  “The presentations were so unique, real and had inspiring stories. And I enjoyed the cohort of women I worked with – a wonderful group.” 

“This was a great professional community,” said another participant.  “It was wonderful to develop relations and engage in conversation over time especially as we progressed through the school year.”

The UCLA Women’s School Leadership Academy begins Saturday, January 7 with the first of two in person intensive sessions. There are also ten online sessions on Tuesday nights beginning in January and running through May, to be followed by another in person intensive session in June. For more information and application materials visit

 “We have had very positive feedback from the women who have participated in both of these programs,” said Linda Rose, the director of both of the academy programs.  "These efforts engage women in positive learning  experiences that boost their knowledge, confidence and leadership skills I encourage women  looking to increase the impact of their leadership to apply.” 

The deadline for applications for both academy programs is November 1.