Women in Leadership

The Women in Leadership initiative will create and provide forums for networking, support and informal mentorship, striving to increase awareness, access and opportunities for women to excel in leadership roles within the education sector. Collaborative work is underway to identify and address barriers that discourage or prevent women from pursuing leadership positions in education.

Women in Leadership Series: Lead With Your Heart

The Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation brought together three inspiring panelists for their Women in Leadership Series: Lead With Your Heart. Moderated by Peggy Welter, PVTA Vice-President, panelists Heidi Yetman, CTF-FCE President-Designate, Karen Brown, ETFO President and Samantha Becotte, STF President shared how they lead with their hearts on their path to leadership to guide and support their communities.



Female Leaders and Their Impact on School Culture in Saskatchewan

Researchers: Amy Korver, Amy Orth


The purpose of this study is to explore the experiences of women in K-12 school administration and learn from their experiences. By focusing on female leadership in Prairie Spirit School Division and Prairie South School Division, we hope to identify trends in female leaders’ experiences and identify barriers women face as they enter into administrative positions.

Given existing research into male and female leadership characteristics, we seek to explore the impact that female administrators have had on the culture of schools where they lead. Ultimately, we hope that our research contributes to a conversation that might begin to influence a more equitable distribution of administrative positions in our school division and province.


McDowell Foundation Research Report