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Podcast: Nina Rees on strong women in leadership, and changing education in our lifetime

  • Nina Rees

“Find something that you're truly passionate about, something that doesn't feel like work, something that you're going to read about and think about and talk about outside of work." 
— Nina Rees

This week, Nina Rees, president and CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, joins LEE’s Jason Llorenz at The Leaders’ Table to talk about the ins and outs of the charter school movement, what successful coalition building can look like, and how millennials and Gen Xers can lead together.

Looking for a deeper understanding of the role of charters in our country and advice to women seeking to close the wage gap? Nina’s the expert. Get her thoughts on how to advocate and organize and keep moving forward.

"One of the things I've done is that I've been very direct with my bosses about what I want to accomplish and what I need in order to be successful."

Tune in for more tips, tricks, insights and stories from education changemakers on the #LeadersTablePodcast.

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