The next Business Women in Education event will take place on the 20 February – contact Simone Rensch on +44(0)20 7451 7061 for more information

Connecting female professionals in the education space

Next event | 20 February | Central London

20 February 2020
Central London

EducationInvestor Global is launching an exclusive network to empower women engaged in the business of education. EIG recognises that women in the business of education are under-represented and under-networked and we want to be part of the solution. To help bridge the diversity gap in the market, we are launching the EIG Business Women in Education Network – and we want you to be a part of it.

The network will connect like-minded professionals from all corners of the business of education, including operators, investors and advisors, who believe in the wide-ranging benefits that diversity brings. Our aim is to boost diversity in the business of education and empower women to accelerate their careers.

Highlights from our launch event

The launch event took place on 4 December 2019
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Launch event keynote speaker – Manal Zraiq

Zraiq has decades of experience across the private sector and has led investment projects at Massar International, a private consulting and investment firm promoting sustainable development in Palestine, as well as multi-million-dollar projects financed by international donors. She has a passion for education and is investing in schools across Palestine. She is the chairwoman of al Mustaqbal School and the founder of Rawabi English Academy, a private school in Rawabi, the largest private sector undertaking in the Palestine’s history. Zraiq was a key figure in the development of the city and served as a member of the Rawabi Municipal Council for two terms.

As an advocate for the advancement of business women, she is a founding member of the Palestinian Business Women Forum, the Palestinian hub of the Middle East North Africa Businesswomen’s Network. In 2013, Zraiq received the Vital Voices Global Leadership Economic Empowerment Awards for her determination to promote development, increase economic opportunity and support women business leaders in a male-dominated world. Zraiq is also a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a member of the Middle East Leadership Initiative.

Network sponsor:

Host sponsor:


Simone Rensch
Deputy editor, EducationInvestor Global

Email | Call +44 (0)20 7451 7061

Founding members

Lil Bremermann-Richard

Chief executive, Oxford International Education Group

Aisling Conboy

Sector specialist, DIT

Fatima Essoufi

Head of M&A, La Maison Bleue

Anna Grotberg

Associate partner, EY-Parthenon

Victoria Kayser

Investment professional, Permira

Lovisa Lander

Senior vice president, TA Associates

Pam Mundy

Director, Pam Mundy Associates

Kristine Scott

Partner and head of education team, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Kate Shand

Founder, EnjoyEducation

Kathryn Skelton

Chief transformation officer, Futurelearn

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About EducationInvestor Global

EducationInvestor Global is the definitive source of financial and market intelligence for the world’s growing education markets. 

EducationInvestor Global’s dedicated coverage of market activity in the education sector provides independent and authoritative insight for investors, lenders, advisors and education firms operating across the education sector. 

EducationInvestor Global’s market-leading editorial coverage enables readers to grasp the complexities of the international education market and follow the flow of investment across education systems globally.

Its analysis and leading news coverage is an invaluable tool in identifying trends and opportunities in this fast-moving and exciting sector. 

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Carlo Menezes | +44(0) 20 7104 2002