The New York State Association for Women in Administration was established in 1990 to address the lack of women in educational leadership positions. It was the genesis of a group of individuals who met to develop at statewide network, now known as NYSAWA. This group determined to create programs to identify and promote women in leadership.

We believe:

  • Sharing the backgrounds and experiences of women enrich the lives of all women.
  • Access to a high quality education is a human and a civil right.
  • Leadership requires generative thinking.
  • Divergent thinking enhances creative ideas and problem solving.
  • Organizations are strengthened by valuing and honoring equity and diversity.
  • Leaders are catalysts for others to reach their full potential.
  • Women and girls make a positive difference as leaders.
  • Knowledge builds power and confidence.