BOLD women step up to leadership
Congratulations to the IEU(SA) BOLDies, Ally Cunningham, Jenny Johnson and Kathleen Johnson, who have recently been elected to the IEU(SA) Executive Committee.
Image, left-right: Ally Cunningham, Britta Jureckson (President, IEU(SA) Executive), Jenny Johnson and Kathleen Johnson.
As a unionist of many years, Alley has taught in the Government and Non-government sectors both in nationally and internationally. Ally Continues to support her colleagues and members as the Union Rep at her school; as a member of the Equity Committee; by participating in Anna Stewart Memorial Program and participating in the IEU BOLD program.
Jenny is a secondary teacher with career longevity in the public, Catholic and Independent school’s sector. Her support and advocacy of staff has been demonstrated through a commitment to involvement in the Consultative Committee, the Finance Committee, being a contact officer and an IEUSA school representative. In 2020, Jenny was recognised as the IEUSA representative of the year which was supported by her participation in the Anna Stewart Memorial Program, displaying a strengthening of her understanding of how to continue to develop a unified, collective and democratic organisation. She is a proud BOLDie!
Kathleen has a wealth of teaching experience and leadership experience at Blackfriars Priory School and other Catholic schools in the region. She has been involved with several restructures at her workplace (where redundancies were required). She also instigated the establishment of the Consultative Committee at Blackfriars and was its secretary for many years. Kathleen feels a keen affiliation with the IEU Bold network.
We also congratulate Emily Button who also put forward her nomination for the positions. Disappointingly, there were only three open positions and we encourage Emily to continue her interests by nominating again in the near future.
As we all know, a woman’s place is on her union’s governing body.