Women leaders from a variety of different industries, have thrown down the ladder to the next generation, offering advice and coaching to GDST girls on how to realise their potential. The Women in Leadership event, hosted by Blackheath High School, was part of a week-long programme of events to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Sessions ranged from ‘making yourself visible’ and ‘having fun with failure’ to more practical CV and networking workshops. The aim of the day, was to give girls the chance to develop their confidence, while improving their knowledge and understanding of what it takes to become an effective leader in the 21st Century.
Speakers included author and parenting expert Candida Hunt; Head of Digital Empowerment and STEM ambassador Catherine Stewart; and Mandu Reid, member of the Women’s Equality Party.
What advice did the speakers have for our girls? Here are some of the highlights: