What are the unique challenges facing women who seek to promote positive social change? What can aspiring leaders learn from the current generation of innovators, leaders and groundbreakers?
The Women Leading Global Change held in October 2007 in the grand Queen Elizabeth’s Hall, developed from an ongoing collaboration between six girls’ schools in London working together in a State-Independent School Partnership. The 300 students assembled heard from an inspiring range of speakers each focusing on a particular area of women’s achievement, from the media, to international development, to human rights and global business innovation.
Students played a key role in the conference day – with a representative from each school presenting their hopes for the role that the women of their generation would play in shaping our global community. And in student discussion groups, delegates collaboratively investigated the issues raised in the days’ presentations.
Students came away inspired, and amazed by the professionalism of the event, and the high quality of the speakers. Over 92% rated the programme very good or excellent -- it was a day none in attendance will ever forget.
The consortium is currently planning its second conference to be held in October, 2009.