Gain inspiration and a fresh perspective by immersing yourself in events and conferences led by some of the brightest and most innovative leaders, movers and shakers.

Thursday, September 28, 2023
  • Southern Tier – Work-Life Balance

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm Instructional Support Center, 435 Glenwood Rd, Binghamton, NY 13905, USA

    Cost: $25 members/$35 non-members

    Registration closes Sept. 26, 2023. Make checks payable to BT BOCES.   

    Join us, alongside fellow women leaders and those aspiring to leadership roles, for an insightful session on mastering the art of work-life balance. The expectations placed on women often demand that we excel in our careers, maintain harmony at home, and do it all with poise and a smile. Balancing these various responsibilities can prove challenging.

    Carmella Hopkins, a woman leader from Apptegy, NYSAWA's premier partner, will be our guide as she shares practical strategies to enhance your work-life balance toolkit. During our gathering, there will be opportunities for everyone to contribute their own techniques and insights. You'll leave with a wealth of new ideas and potential future collaborators.

    Plus, savor hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and beverages while engaging in these valuable discussions. Don't miss this chance to refine your work-life balance skills and build connections with like-minded individuals.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023
  • Lower Hudson Valley: Reconnect and Recharge

    4:30 pm-6:30 pm The Barley Beach House, 95 Dearborn Ave, Rye, NY 10580, USA

    Cost: $65 members/75 non-members


    Registration closes Oct. 3, 2023.  Make checks payable to PNW BOCES.

    Description: JoinLower Hudson Valley NYSAWA for its annual kick-off-the-school-year networkingevent! Meet and talk with other leaders who support women in educationalleadership roles; relax and celebrate a new school year in a beautiful venue onthe beach!

Thursday, October 12, 2023
  • Western New York – Sharing Our Stories: Leading With Fierce Confidence

    5:00 pm-7:00 pm Ilio DiPaolo's Restaurant & Banquet Facility, 3785 South Park Ave, Blasdell, NY 14219, USA

    Cost: $50 members/$75 non-members

    Registration closes Oct. 5, 2023.  Make checks payable to ERIE I BOCES.

    Description: Join us for an enlightening evening as we welcome Cathy Fabiatos, a retired superintendent turned NWEA account executive, to share her remarkable leadership journey. Her inspiring tale of surmounting obstacles and cultivating self-assurance on her path to superintendenthood is a testament to resilience.

    In a world where societal norms often pressure women leaders to downplay their achievements, Cathy's story offers a refreshing perspective. She will shed light on the misconceptions that push women to strive for perfection and set unrealistic expectations for themselves. Through her personal leadership narrative, Cathy aims to dispel these myths and empower us all to forge supportive networks while leading with unwavering confidence.

Monday, October 16, 2023
  • Central New York – Inspiring and Leveraging the Voice of Women in Educational Leadership

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm OCM BOCES, 110 Elwood Davis Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088, USA

    Cost: $20 members/$25 non-members

    Registration closesOct. 9, 2023.  Make checks payable to OCM BOCES.

    Description: Join us for an inspiring evening focused onempowering female leaders of all levels, featuring dinner, discussions, and akeynote by Amy Henecke from The Micron Foundation on harnessing the power ofthe female voice in public education and workforce preparation. Additionally,breakout sessions with local superintendents, consultants, and HR experts willoffer support for resume development and interview strategies, fostering awelcoming and inclusive community for educational leadership growth in CentralNew York. All leaders, teacher leaders, and leadership supporters areencouraged to attend and connect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023
  • Rochester/Finger Lakes: Inspiring and Building Resilience and Equity: A Panel Discussion

    4:30 pm-8:00 pm Shadow Lake Golf and Restaurant, 1850 Five Mile Line Rd, Penfield, NY 14526, USA

    Cost: $60 members/80 non-members


    Registration closes Oct. 17, 2023.  Make checks payable to Monroe One BOCES.

    The New York State Association for Women in Administration and Monroe One BOCES Office of School Improvement proudly present - Building Resilience and Equity You don't want to miss this panel discussion about the roles these leaders play in advancing equity for all students. The panel will discuss topics that include: identifying and removing barriers to access and opportunity; fostering equitable learning environments and increasing and pathways to an equitable workforce. 

    The panelists include:

    • Redia Bridges - Assistant Principal, - East Irondequoit
    • Chrissy Miga - Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, West Irondequoit
    • Alicia Shippy - MLA/HS Principal, East Rochester
    • Cedrick Simmons - Director of Equity, Greece
    • Julia Solan - Family and Community Program Coordinator, Newark
    • Svetlana Stowell - Director of Diversity and Equity Planning, Monroe One BOCES 

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
  • Capital Region affiliate presents Embracing Your Agency: Unlocking the Leader Within

    4:00 pm-6:30 pm Hilton Garden Inn Clifton Park, 30 Clifton Country Rd, Clifton Park, NY 12065, USA

    Cost: $48 members/60 non-members


    Registration opens Oct. 1 and closes Oct. 31.

    Make checks payable to Capital Region bOCES. For more information about payment, send an e-mail to

    Discover how to embrace your power and harness it for effective leadership.

    In this session, we will explore strategies to enhance your sense of agency, empowering you to make confident decisions, take ownership of your goals, and navigate challenges with resilience.