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A Letter From Our Directors

30 Dec 2022 3:30 PM | Anonymous

Dear Members:

Why did the educator sprinkle sugar on their pillow on New Year's Eve?..... 

……. They wanted to start the year with sweet dreams.

Laughter and joy are excellent ways to manage tough times, and laughter is scientifically proven to reduce stress. With our often-chaotic work and personal lives, we could all use a bit more of that tonic! And let's add some sweet dreams too.

The Global Leadership League is also here to help you manage your complex lives. Five years ago, we started this organization as a way for us to become more connected in our profession, and we remain committed to giving you, our members, meaningful learning opportunities as you advance your careers. Yes, the global pandemic set our plans back a bit, but we are reviving ourselves along with others in the field. We owe our thanks to the amazing group of volunteers who not only founded The League but who help to run the programs for you.

The League has over 1000 members and a host of vibrant supporting organizations. Not unique to the League, our members live all over the world. In fact, we have members from 34 countries and counting. For that reason, we are innovative in the online space with opportunities to listen live or re-visit the recording. Our popular mentor circles allow for varying schedules. We continue to look for ways to meet these diverse needs.

As we crest 2023, we have a few things on our mind that we hope will motivate you to invite others to join and help grow this important initiative:

Are we focused on women? Yes, but NOT JUST. We are an organization committed to all global educators regardless of gender, and we hope to increase our range of members – at any level or stage of career.

Are we going to do in-person events? Yes, and SOON. As the global pandemic shifts, we are revisiting our plans for in-person workshops, retreats, and add-on networking opportunities for your major conferences.

Are we able to serve large and small organizations with personalized training? Yes, and NOW. Your organization can sign up as an Advocate or Supporter and easily get a membership for 10 + unlimited staff. This could mean less than $15/per person for access. Tell your leaders, colleagues and friends today about The League.

What do we need the most? We need YOU. Yes, your attendance at our programs will keep the conversation alive, but we also need your volunteer time to help us grow. Contact us at today to find out how to get involved.

Finally, where do we want to be in 2023? TOGETHER. Come to our New Year Hoopla next week and share some laughs, meet a new person, and consider where you want to be in 2023. We look forward to doing more for you and with you this new year.

All our best,

Cynthia Banks, Sarah E. Spencer, and the entire Global Leadership League leadership team

The mission of the Global Leadership League is to ignite change across the global education field by empowering, connecting, and training leaders. We invite you to reach out to us here or learn more about becoming a member.


Our members come from different backgrounds, abilities, levels of experience, and parts of the world. Our goal is to embrace this diversity and encourage relationships across generations and experience levels for the benefit of all involved. 

The Global Leadership League was started by a group of women in the field of international education for the purposes of advancing women’s leadership skills, knowledge, and connections.


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