International Women's Day 2022 - Webinar Series, 8 March 2022

Women in Leadership in Higher Education: Global and Regional Perspectives
Tuesday, 8 March | 13:30 – 15:00 UTC


Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA), European Women Rectors Association (EWORA) and the International Association of Universities (IAU) have organized a webinar for International Women Day 2022 to launch a global conversation on women in leadership in education, with a special focus on Europe and Africa. The focus of this initial conversation was gender-sensitive institutional structures and policies.


[Watch the webinar]

[Download the presentations]

[Download the ESSA Women Leading Workshop Report]



Welcome and introduction by ESSA, EWORA and IAU

  • Pam Fredman, President, IAU President
  • Lucy Heady, CEO, ESSA
  • Gulsun Saglamer, President, EWORA

Setting the scene:

  • Pam Fredman, IAU President,
  • Carmen Fenol, Vice President EWORA
  • Jennifer Udeh, Head of Programmes and Partnerships, ESSA

Panel discussion


  • Mwenda Ntarangwi, CEO, Commission for University Education, Nairobi, Kenya


  • Inga Žalėnienė, Rector, Mykolas Romeris University
  • Folabit Lena Novel, Global Student Forum Steering Committee Member
  • Mary Okwakol – Executive Director of the National Council for Higher Education, Uganda and a Founding Member, Forum for Women Vice Chancellors in Africa (FAWoVC)
  • Pam Fredman, IAU President and former Rector GU, Sweden



Prof. Carmen Fenoll's (Vice President, EWORA) Presentation