The New York State Association for Women in Administration was established in 1990 to address the lack of women in educational leadership positions. It was the genesis of a group of individuals who met to develop at statewide network, now known as NYSAWA. This group determined to create programs to identify and promote women in leadership.
- Sharing the backgrounds and experiences of women enrich the lives of all women.
- Access to a high quality education is a human and a civil right.
- Leadership requires generative thinking.
- Divergent thinking enhances creative ideas and problem solving.
- Organizations are strengthened by valuing and honoring equity and diversity.
- Leaders are catalysts for others to reach their full potential.
- Women and girls make a positive difference as leaders.
- Knowledge builds power and confidence.