Monday Masterclass: Leading While Female:
Your Take-Action Guide to Gender Equity

No country can ever truly flourish if it stifles the potential of its women and deprives itself of the contributions of half its citizens.

Michelle Obama

Join authors of Leading While Female Trudy Arriaga and Delores Lindsey to explore how to help both women and men educational leaders confront and close the gender equity gap—a gap that currently denies highly qualified women and women of color opportunities to better serve our millions of public school students.

Leading While Female is not a book about how to get a leadership job. Nor is it about fixing or transforming women into male managers or mindsets. Designed as both a personal and group discussion guide for taking action, Leading While Female draws on the research of feminism, intersectionality, educational leadership, and Cultural Proficiency to help us all:

  • Better understand the impact of faux narratives that foster lack of confidence among girls and women
  • Utilize the Tools of Cultural Proficiency to examine barriers to overcome and support functions to locate for your own career planning
  • Learn from the stories of women leaders who have confronted and overcome barriers to career development, including women of color who were targets of implicit bias
  • Explore and expand the roles and opportunities for our male colleagues to serve as allies, advocates, and mentors. 

If we look at the data, we can safely say women are doing the work of classroom teaching while disproportionately, men are making administrative and leadership decisions.

Receive this resource for breaking down the barriers and leading the way for future generations of women leaders.

Upcoming Open Enrollment Session Dates:

  • March 15, 2021 at 3:00 - 4:30 PM REGISTER

Delores B. Lindsey, Ph.D., retired Associate Professor of Education, California State University San Marcos, CA, did not retire from the education profession. She continues to help educational leaders examine their organizations’ policies and practices, and their individual beliefs and values about cross-cultural communication. Her message focuses on socially just educational practices, culturally proficient leadership practices, and diversity as an asset to be nurtured. As a former middle grades principal, county office administrator, and Associate Professor of Education Leadership, Delores draws from these experiences and her research as she writes and speaks about the application of the four Tools of Cultural Proficiency. She coaches school leaders on their journey toward equity and socially just practices. Delores has co-authored ten books and numerous articles. Her most recent publication is a Corwin Best seller, Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response for Gender Equity, with co-authors Dr. Trudy Arriaga and Dr. Stacie Stanley. She also enjoys being wife of her favorite Corwin author, Dr. Randall Lindsey, Mom to 2 children, and Mimi to 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandsons!

Dr. Trudy T. Arriaga served the Ventura Unified School District for 14 years as the first female superintendent. She began her career as a bilingual paraeducator and enjoyed 40 years of service in education as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, director, superintendent and university instructor at all levels. Trudy retired as superintendent in July 2015 and was honored by the naming of the VUSD District Office, The VUSD Trudy Tuttle Arriaga Education Service Center. She is currently on the Cal Lutheran University faculty as the Associate Dean of Equity and Outreach in the Educational Leadership Department in the Graduate School of Education. Trudy is the co-author, with her esteemed colleague Dr. Randall B. Lindsey of Opening Doors: An Implementation Template for Cultural Proficiency which delivers a compelling account on how leaders can create and expand cultures of social justice and equity by dismantling and crafting new organizational policies and practices on behalf of the students they serve. Her second book, Leading While Female: A Culturally Proficient Response to Gender Equity, released in March, 2020 and co-authored with Dr. Delores Lindsey and Dr. Stacie Stanley offers a counter narrative and strategies to overcome the barriers of women in educational leadership. It has been her privilege to assist educational institutions and organizations throughout the United States through keynote speeches, workshops, leadership and equity institutes and online professional development to align the actions of the organization with their stated values and principles in their effort to build a culturally proficient and inclusive organization for each and every one.