We support equal opportunities for women at all levels of governance and leadership including Boards of Education, BOCES, NYSED as well as the NYS Government. 


We work to connect our members to foster collegiality and support leadership growth along with critical partners from the business sector that support schools.


NYSAWA affiliates across the State design regional programs to build women's confidence and skills to prepare them for leadership roles. NYSAWA's annual summer conference brings women together from around the State to provide networking opportunities, collaborative learning and engaging in best practices in leadership. Information regarding programs and locations can be found on our Events page. In addition, our “Train Up to Move Up” workshops and conferences are offered through our Educational Leadership Institute (ELI@NYSAWA). The ELI works to build administrative knowledge, skill sets, and values among woman seeking higher levels of leadership in school administration.