Earlier this month, yLead facilitated a unique leadership summit for the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia. Fifty girls from Queensland and Victoria gathered at the two-day conference to learn how they can make a difference in their community and be agents of social change.
The girls admirably gave up the last two day of their school holidays to learn more about becoming a changemaker! The conference educated the girls on a number of different local and global issues, and empowered them with both the leadership skills and the knowledge they need to start their own social justice initiatives.
On day one the girls were inspired by several high profile speakers, including American documentary-maker; Libby Spears, Queensland Young Australian of the Year; Jordyn Archer and Impact co-founder; Lucille Danks. The second day was followed with a series of practical workshops on topics such as community engagement, funding, social media and project management thanks to guest speakers Kathleen Noonan, Nicole Gibson, Damon Klotz and Zachary Fook.
It was truly amazing to see so many young women passionate about social change participating whole-heartedly in the conference and contributing their inspired ideas. We look forward to seeing the difference they will make in their schools and the wider community through their schooling journey and beyond.