Thank you to everyone who joined this webinar on 15 March 2023. The recording is available above. 

About this webinar

How can we challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and seek out inclusion in our work as educators?

Join us on 15 March for the latest in our Education Exchange webinar series. Hear from educators around the world about the challenges they face, how they are addressing them and what we can all learn from their successes. 

The event includes a Q&A sessions when you will have the opportunity to share your own experiences and ask your questions.

About Education Exchange

Education Exchanges are free panel webinar events that bring together education practitioners from around the world to develop ideas, share great practice and inspire each other to find solutions to shared challenges.

The British Council has a range of classroom resources that can support your work with students. Visit our Classroom Resources webpage to find out more.

International Women’s Day, 2023

This webinar is part of a series of events marking International Woman’s Day (8 March).  The theme this year is Embrace Equity, and the Education Exchange session will focus on Equity in Education inspired by the following statement; 

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality. Collectively we can all #EmbraceEquity.

Find out more about International Women’s Day 2023 and it’s #EmbraceEquity theme

About the panel

This is a panel event, with speakers from around the world, followed by questions from the audience. For those who attend the webinar, there will be an attendance certificate to download after the event.

Our speakers:

Dr. Terrence Ngwa is director of the Antiracist Administration, Supervision, and Leadership certificate program and senior professorial lecturer at the American University School of Education. He teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses with a focus on social justice, equity, and antiracism. A veteran educator and organizational leader, he has over 20 years of both national and international service in K-12 education.

A lifelong union leader and advocate, Dr Ngwa has worked for many years to ensure an effective voice for educators, parents, and students in the K-12 educational environment. Before joining the American University School of Education, Terence served as executive director at the Washington Teachers’ Union. He is very passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion and antiracist initiatives in education.

Meera Bhardwaj, Head of the English department at Ramjas School in New Delhi, India. 

Meera has worked in the teaching profession for more than three decades and teaches ages 17-18. She is the school's Coordinator for all international programmes and is also a British Council Schools Ambassador. Aside from teaching, the focus area of Meera's work has been building core skills in students and promoting critical thinking. Through a partnership with Droitwich Spa High School in the UK and three schools in Taiwan, Meera's school is working on developing skills set which will help build global citizens.

Mrs. Olicah Kaira has been an Education Administrator for the past 23 years in Zimbabwe under the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education. A teacher by profession and prior to becoming an Educational Administrator, Mrs. Olicah Kaira taught across the board in both primary and secondary schools teaching both mainstream pupils and those with disabilities.

Mrs. Olicah Kaira's administrative experience spans from being a Deputy Headmistress, Headmistress, Education Officer, District Education Officer, District Schools Inspector, Deputy Provincial Education Director in charge of Infant Education, Deputy Provincial Education Director in charge of Junior Education, Provincial Education Director, in charge of all primary and secondary schools in Bulawayo Province and currently a Chief Director in charge of primary, secondary and non-formal education in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education in Zimbabwe.

Mike Tibbits, Chemistry teacher and Global Learning Coordinator at Droitwich Spa High School & Sixth Form Centre in England.  

The school has long-standing international partnerships in Kenya and India, including the Ramjas RK Puram school, New Delhi.  Mike will share his experience of delivering a secondary school curriculum that places gender equity at the forefront.

Ms Tabinda Anjum, Headmistress at Government Girls High School, junior model Khanpur Dist Rahimyar Khan, Punjab for the last 8 years . 

Ms Anjum has been associated with teaching learning at public and private schools for 14 years . She is validated trainer for the Core Skills /ISA and leadership programme since 2018. As ISA lead and winner, she has been working with different international schools and organization on climate action, peace and, particularly, gender equality and girls education.