About Us

The Women Leading in Education West Midlands (WLiE-WM) is one of 9 DfE funded school-led regional networks to promote women in leadership by:

  • supporting women at all stages of their career with their career progression
  • facilitating leadership development and coaching
  • providing opportunities to network and share effective practice


The role of the regional networks is to:

  • raise the profile and importance of supporting women with their career within education
  • identify and support more women with their career progression into leadership
  • create local, regional and national networking opportunities to share experiences
  • create the potential for development through coaching, mentoring and group discussions to raise aspirations and challenge myths and self-limiting beliefs
  • provide regional and sub-regional CPD events and opportunities


Network members state one of the biggest benefits of the network is access to coaching.


WLiE-WM is supported by all West Midlands regional Teaching Schools and #WomensEd