Heading on up - women and leadership

Marianne Coleman - Talking Point

Dr Marianne Coleman from the Institute of Education, University of London, shares insights from the study she conducted for NCSL on gender and headship. In this video, she explores the barriers that women who aspire to headship may face and considers the practical steps aspiring women leaders, headteachers and governors can take to ensure that more women step up to the role.

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About Dr Marianne Coleman

Dr Marianne Coleman is Reader in Educational Leadership and Management and Assistant Dean of Research and Consultancy in the London Centre for Leadership and Learning at the Institute of Education, University of London.

Her major research interest is in women in educational leadership and management. Currently she is researching in the areas of support and development of women leaders and the development of BME leaders. Marianne is married with two adult sons.