EMA's latest podcast is Confidently You: Women in Leadership, designed to support women working in independent schools who are or want to become leaders. The podcast is hosted by Lynne Macziewski from Girls Preparatory School and Rebecca Malotke-Meslin of Pleasantly Aggressive Coaching & Consulting. We engage in thoughtful discussions about our experiences as women leaders to demystify the path to leadership and provide valuable resources in our field.
Leading Teams with Confidence and Kindness
In this episode, we are talking with Susanne Carpenter, Founder and Principal of Carpenter Leadership Consulting, a firm focused on strategy, organizational development, and leadership performance for independent schools. She is also the proud graduate of an independent school, an independent school trustee, and a champion for these schools. Susanne knows first-hand how education has been disrupted in the last couple of years. Her goal is to help align independent school leaders' vision with goals and to build the best schools possible. Leadership needs support as they transition into this new era.
Reimagining the Education of Leaders
Today, we’re joined by Dr. Carrie Grimes, Assistant Professor and Director of the Independent School Leadership Graduate Program at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. At Peabody, Carrie serves as a faculty member across different graduate programs in the department of Leadership Policy and Organization in addition to her role as Program Director of the Independent School leadership master’s degree program. Carrie is here to share with us the exciting research and changes at Peabody that have led to an increase in women joining the Independent School Leadership Graduate Program. These intentional changes are a reimagining of not only the training of our leaders but also leadership itself.
The Struggle is Real: Avoiding & Managing Burnout in Admissions
We recorded this episode at EMA’s Annual Conference in Orlando. In this episode, we’re joined by Lauren Lewis Director of Enrollment Management at the Advent School in Massachusetts, and Laura Burgess from Senior Associate Director of Admissions at Tabor Academy in Massachusetts.
Lauren and Laura presented the session The Struggle is Real: Avoiding & Managing Burnout in Admissions. The title says it all! They are here to share their own experiences but also create a space for women in schools to talk about the symptoms of burnout, why working in a school is a unique and all-consuming environment, and why it is different for women and people of color and what we can do to prevent, manage and recover from burnout together.
Women of Color Power Hour
We recorded this episode at EMA’s Annual Conference in Orlando. In this episode, we’re joined by Susan Mantilla-Goin, Dean of Enrollment Management at the Pomfret School in Connecticut, and Vivien Valenzuela Mallick Director of Admission and Financial Aid at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, California.
During the annual conference, Vivien and Susan hosted the Women of Color Power Hour. This session gave these two long-time friends, former colleagues, and veterans in the field an opportunity to share how they earned their leadership positions by possessing the experience, knowledge, skills, and vision to meet their schools’ enrollment goals. They’re hoping to help women of color use their voice and bring their authentic selves to work so that they can confidently share their perspectives which are underrepresented at predominantly white institutions.
Tooting Your Own Horn
In this episode, we’re talking with Angela Brown, Assistant Head for Admission and Strategic Initiatives at Dana Hall School. Angela is here to talk with us about claiming your achievements, tooting your own horn, and making strategic career moves. Angela shares her personal experiences as well as tried and true ways that women can overcome their fears of self-promotion to advance their careers.
Parenting and Leading at School
In this episode, we’re talking with Bethany Burgun, Director of Mission Advancement at Saint Joseph High School in South Bend, Indiana. Bethany is here to talk with us about the complexities of being a school leader while also having your children enrolled in your school. While it can be incredibly rewarding it can also bring on stress, and impact your relationships with colleagues and employees.