We empower women in schools.
We empower women in teaching to build resilience and raise the aspirations of girls in their schools.
We train teachers to lead bespoke programmes targeted at teenage girls.
Why join Be Her Lead?
Research shows that women are more likely to achieve when they are inspired and supported by other women.
We know that ambitious women in teaching have the power to be uniquely valuable role models and mentors.
Be Her Lead enables teachers to change the lives of disadvantaged girls in their school.
How it works
We believe that as teachers, your in-depth understanding of students and school context puts you in the best position to change students’ lives, so we train you to deliver our programme to your students.
We mobilise your skills and knowledge to help you tailor a series of workshops for selected students. We enable you to take ownership of our programme while still receiving as much help and guidance as you need.
After our training, you will be ready to run a Be Her Lead programme adapted to your school context. This 7 week series of workshops builds teenage girls’ self-worth, confidence and resilience in order to help them make concrete steps towards their career goals.
After the end of the workshops, we support you in measuring the programme’s impact, and making that impact sustainable in the long term.
Alongside our programme and training, we aim to build a network of women passionate about supporting young women. We run exciting events such as our conference to foster ambition and collaboration.
Role models from different sectors meet with participating students and teachers, allowing networks of support to grow across schools, sectors and generations.
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We're looking for women in teaching who are...
You're an inspiring change-maker, with an ambitious vision for your students and school, as well as for your own career. You crave opportunities to develop as a leader and foster sustainable impact.
Be Her Leaders are value-driven and insightful. You are motivated by an in-depth understanding of gender inequalities in your own school context, as well as more broadly.
Your students and team can depend on you to lead effectively. You are willing to dedicate the necessary time, work, and energy to achieve your vision.
Our pilot programme trained 27 teachers from 11 schools serving disadvantaged communities. They delivered a 6 week series of workshops for a total of 130 girls.
90% of pilot participants are continuing to run the programme, using it as a springboard for wider change.
We are expanding! In spring & summer 2020 we will train female teachers in 30 schools to run workshops for 450 students.
Feedback from our pilot programme
Be Her Lead’s pilot programme ran in 11 schools across 7 London boroughs.
27 female teachers completed our 2 interactive, jam-packed training days.
In total, 130 students completed 6 weeks of workshops on topics ranging from body image, to social media, to STEM ambitions. Each school also received visits from inspiring female role models from our network.