Choosing To Be A Socially Just Educational Leader

Our July chat features Meredith Hitchcock, a user experience researcher who focuses on technology for social impact. She is currently a Lead Experience Researcher at Airbnb’s Research Studio, conducting research to guide the company’s approach to social impact and inclusivity. Hitchcock was also the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of the pre-arrest diversion startup, RideAlong, where she built software to provide first responders with real-time information so they could more safely interact with people experiencing mental illness and divert them away from jails and emergency rooms. Previously, Hitchcock was the User Experience Lead at the criminal justice reform startup, Promise; a Safety & Justice Design Fellow at Code for America; and she spent five years at Google.

While almost 80% of K-12 teachers are women, only 27% of superintendents and 31% of independent school heads are women. The Women’s Leadership Incubator will serve as a launchpad, offering growth and support to the next, most diverse generation of K-12 school leaders.

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

Members of the Incubator will gain access to research and a powerful, all-female network of practitioners, scholars, and experts. Participants will be empowered to leverage their own strengths in becoming transformative leaders.

The Women’s Leadership Incubator—a gender-inclusive program that welcomes the participation of all allies—is coming in July 2021!

Guest Speaker

Meredith Hitchcock

Lead Experience Researcher at Airbnb's Research Studio

Contact

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