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Women’s Leadership Incubator


The Women’s Leadership Incubator was designed to serve as a launchpad, offering growth and support to the next, most diverse generation of K-16 school leaders.

Anchored by a commitment to transformative feminist leadership, the Incubator is focused on four pillars: psychology, management, self-reflection, and building networks.

Unfortunately, we must cancel the Women’s Leadership Incubator due to low enrollment. We are disappointed that we are unable to offer this important program.

Our commitment to elevating women leaders—to not just succeed within the current system but to transform it—remains strong. While we do not know when the Incubator will return, we will continue analyzing the needs of our community of educational leaders. In the meantime, recordings of last summer’s Feminist Fireside Chats are available for free on our site. We encourage you to stay connected with PLACE for future programs that address inequities.

Due to low enrollment, the 2021–22 Women’s Leadership Incubator is canceled. Subscribe below to stay connected and learn more about related upcoming programs.

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Meet The Women’s Leadership Incubator Instructors

Lori DiPrete Brown

Credentials: MSPH, MTS

Position title: Director, 4W Women & Wellbeing Initiative

Kelly Peaks Horner

Position title: Founder, Horner Education Consulting Group

Sarah Hosein

Position title: Leadership Coach

Janet Hyde

Position title: Evjue-Bascom Professor and Helen Thompson Woolley Professor of Psychology and Gender & Women's Studies, Associate Chair for Alumni Relations, UW–Madison

Keisha Lindsay

Position title: Associate Professor, Gender & Women's Studies and Political Science, UW–Madison

Tina Salzman

Position title: Clinical Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison

Naomi Snider

Position title: Writer, Psychoanalyst, Co-author of "Why Does Patriarchy Persist?"

Julie Underwood

Position title: Susan Engeleiter Professor of Education Law, Policy, and Practice and former Dean of the School of Education, UW–Madison

Jennie Weiner

Position title: Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, University of Connecticut

Anjalé Welton

Position title: Professor, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW–Madison


Beginning in May and continuing through August, we gathered online for a series of monthly conversations and supported one another through the challenges and successes precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link to find more information about the Feminist Fireside Chats series including speaker biographies and video recordings.


If you have questions about the Women’s Leadership Incubator, please email Yorel Lashley at lashley@wisc.edu.