Reimagining Leadership For Equity

Project Brightspots started off in 2019 as an effort to discover some of the most transformational teaching practices in our classrooms. In response to the pandemic in 2020, we shifted our focus from the classroom to the broader system. We chose to study the type of leadership that would enable us to build back better, and re-imagine the new normal for education.

We spoke to 8 leaders in Malaysia, who inspired us with their desire to re-imagine throughout the pandemic. We studied their types of leadership, listening to their stories and drawing lessons from their experiences – with the hopes that it would enable us to develop the next cohort of changemakers.

The top 4 values the leaders had in common: humility, ubuntu, agency and creativity.

Find out more in the full report: Brightspots Learning Report 2021



Despite all the devastating effects of the pandemic, we believe that we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to significantly reshape the world so that it works for all of us, especially the most marginalised. No matter what field you find yourself in, we believe that everyone can play a part in leading towards a more equitable world. We hope that these lessons will encourage and inspire you as you take action.