2022–23 Women in Leadership

WASA is strengthening support for our Women in Leadership. This year we will be offering two conferences (one in-person and one virtual) as well as two complimentary lunch and learn sessions. 

Sessions will be facilitated by Michelle Whitney, Superintendent, Pasco School District; WASA President.

  • October 14, 2022: Virtual | Noon–1 p.m. | Complimentary

Presentation | Chat | Link to purchase She Leads by Dr. Rachel George and Majalise W. Tolan |
Recording: Part 1, Part 2

  • December 14, 2022: Virtual | Noon–1 p.m. | Complimentary


  • January 6, 2023: Virtual | 8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • March 15, 2023: Virtual | Noon–1 p.m. | Complimentary
  • April 29, 2023: Chelan | Full Day
  • May 12, 2023: Virtual | Noon–1 p.m. | Complimentary
View details of this year's learning opportunities below.


WASA is excited to provide Strategies for Building Unity — a complimentary Women in Leadership event focused on enhancing the capacity of aspiring and veteran leaders in unifying the groups we serve. Please join us on Wednesday, December 14 at noon for an action-packed hour of learning. We’ll begin by gaining strategies and insights from a panel of diverse central office leaders and wrap-up with communications expert, J.Marie Riche who will share communication tips for Building Unity During Tense Meetings.

Wednesday, December 14 | 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

District administrators, Building administrators, and Teacher leaders
Please help pave a pathway for additional women to serve as educational leaders in Washington, by extending a personal invitation to someone you’d like to see taking the next step in their career.

Registration is complimentary.


Get motivated by this collection of powerful voices in educational leadership!

For their book, Women Who Lead: Insights, Inspiration, and Guidance to Grow as an Educator, authors Janel Keating and Jasmine K. Kullar gathered a wide variety of educational leaders to focus on effective leadership practices as they relate to women, the roadblocks and complications women face in professional advancement, and strategies for lifting off the sticky floor and breaking the glass ceiling. One of those voices, Heather Friezelle will join the authors to round out the trio of women who will share highlights from the book to inspire future and current educational leaders seeking to:
· Gain insight into the unique challenges faced by women in education as well as strategies for overcoming them
· Focus on the importance of mentoring and building up the next generation of female leaders
· Obtain tools to better advocate and self-market for the next career move
· Receive compassionate advice on implementing self-care strategies to avoid teacher burnout
· Cultivate confidence in women’s leadership and advance successful schools

The wisdom from this group of professionals is applicable to both veteran and aspiring leaders!

Friday, January 6 | 8:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m. 


District administrators
Building administrators
Teacher leaders
Please help pave a pathway for additional women to serve as educational leaders in Washington by extending a personal invitation to someone you’d like to see taking the next step in their career.

$199 – Registration includes Janel’s book Women Who Lead: Insights, Inspiration and Guidance to Grow as an Educator. The book will be mailed to each participant.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email via Zoom containing information about joining the meeting.

Please click the link in your Zoom confirmation to save the meeting and your personal access to your calendar.

This is your personal Zoom link—only one user/device is admitted per email. Please do not share your link.

A copy of Women in Leadership: Insights, Inspiration, and Guidance will be mailed weekly to the address in your registration. Participants who register after December 16 may not receive the book prior to the virtual workshop. 

A $75 administrative fee applies for all cancellations.
No refund for cancellations made within one week of your session.
No Show = No Refund.

Up to 3.5 Washington State Approved Clock Hours are available based on your participation. Clock-hour forms will be delivered via email post event.

Please contact Lisa Gehman at lgehman@wasa-oly.org with registration questions. Contact Kim Fry at 360-239-6225 or kfry@wasa-oly.org with questions about the program. 
Thank you for your support! 

Join us on October 14th for our complimentary kick-off event where we’ll spend an hour with the authors of She Leads: The Women’s Guide to a Career in Educational Leadership. Dr. Rachael George and Majalise Tolan will arm us with skills and insights to help us successfully tackle the hundreds of decisions we make every day. Participants will leave the session with a deeper understanding of decision-making frames, strategies to defeat decision fatigue, and challenged to reflect and then move on following challenging decisions. Their wisdom is applicable to aspiring leaders and veterans alike.


Friday, October 14: 12–1:00 p.m.

Part 1
Part 2