Santa Clara County Women’s Leadership Network      




All women educational leaders will have the opportunity to learn, reflect, and enhance their personal and professional lives through collaboration, mentoring and networking.


To provide professional development and support for Santa Clara County Women Leaders in Education that enhances their leadership, management, and communication.


  • Develop a safe and supportive networking environment for women leaders to share best practices and challenges in education
  • Build participants’ communication skills through dialogue, reflection, and coaching
  • Acknowledge and celebrate women leaders’ contributions to education

Looking for…

  • A safe and supportive environment;
  • Networking opportunities;
  • A place to ask questions, analyze and develop leadership skills;
  • An opportunity to learn from your colleagues;
  • Assistance with setting your career goals;
  • Time to tell your story and reflect on your practice?

Profiles in Leadership

Honoring Women Leaders in Santa Clara County


Click here to see the collection of profiles as we continue to celebrate empowering women.

Upcoming Events for 2018 – 2019:

Region 8 WLN Presents: Empowering Self, Empowering Others

Join Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools, and Rosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States, to network with one another and discuss how to unlock greater leadership potential in ourselves and others.

Free for ASCA members plus one guest is complimentary. Non-members $10.  Includes breakfast, networking, and engaging presentations.

For more information, see our flyer: Women’s Leadership Network Presents

Register at:

Empowering Our Future Resource Guide

Looking for inspiration, books and other resources that support your work as a woman in education?  Check out this guide, curated by Region 8’s WLN team, as a resource to lift up both yourself and others.

WLN Resource Guide:

Past Events:

Woman of Inspiration Award

WLN believes in honoring exceptional Santa Clara County Women Leaders in Education who have demonstrated superior leadership and passion for serving others while making an impact and leading with purpose. This is an opportunity to nominate a woman who you feel is an inspiration and role model to women in ACSA Region 8. To nominate an inspiring woman, go to  Nominations are due September 15, 2018.

Woman of Inspiration Flyer: woman of inspiration

Region 8 WLN Presents: Empowering Self, Empowering Others

Join Dr. Mary Ann Dewan, Santa Clara County Superintendent of Schools and author Anese Cavanaugh, to network with one another and discuss how greater leadership potential can be unlocked through attention to intention, energy, and presence.  ACSA members are encouraged to bring a colleague.  For more information see the flyer Empowering SelfEmpowering Others (3) and register at

May 7, 2019, 7:30 am – 9 am, Santa Clara County Office of Education
More details and registration information will be posted here soon.

Women’s Leadership Network Event: Empowering Our Future

May 30, 2018, 7:30am – 9:00am, Santa Clara County Office of Education

For more details and RSVP information: WLN Breakfast 2018 (11)

Women’s Leadership Network Event: Fulfilling Your Leadership Potential

February 26, 2018, 6pm – 9pm, Silicon Valley Capital Club
For more details and RSVP information:  ACSA Region 8 (2)

The Power of Social Media Flyer

Social Media: Leveling the Playing Field

November 18th, 2015 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
The Power of Social Media Flyer

Recognizing and Managing Conscious and Unconscious Biases

March 2016
More info. will be posted soon

Wine Tasting/Networking

March TBD

For More Information…

Dr. Mary Ann Dewan

Marcela Miranda