Mulberry School for Girls has been a pioneer in women’s education for fifty years. We aim to raise young women’s aspirations, build their confidence and encourage them to make their voices heard. The school provides students with opportunities to engage with and learn from different generations of successful women, and supports them in leading a creative and empowering response to gender issues.
After Mrs Obama’s exciting visit in 2015, we were able to carry out a legacy project in 2017, Girl Leading. This trip saw students travel to Kilve Court, Somerset, for a residential weekend. On this trip, which supported Mrs Obama’s ‘Let Girls Learn’ campaign, a student-led committee planned and coordinated the trip. Working with 10 other schools, students carried out workshops on leadership, public speaking, stereotyping and social justice. The students subsequently became activists in their local communities, helping to raise awareness of challenges facing young women and girls, and find and carry out solutions to these challenges.
Global Girl Leading
Our annual Global Girl Leading conference focuses on celebrating girls and their achievements. It takes place on International Day of the Girl and is a virtual conference with 25+ schools attending each year from across the country and world – including Singapore, Malaysia and Nazareth.
In 2020 we were delighted to have our friends at WOW – Women of the World- collaborate with us on the execution of this festive day. International Day of the Girl ‘aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights’.
Panellists included Barrister Schona Jolly QC, Tiffany Drake, Executive Director of the Obama Foundation – Girl Opportunity Alliance and Pinky Lilani, Founder of the Women of the Future Awards. Almost 500 students and friends of Mulberry took part in this very special YouTube live stream.
In 2021, in a post pandemic world, the theme of the conference was ‘Digital Generation, our Generation’ Mulberry School for Girls, alongside Ursuline High school, redefined the power of communication technology and how it can be used as a positive platform for empowerment and education. There was a specific focus on how the digital era has increased the potential for girls to flourish in education, the workplace and society, if used appropriately.
Read all about it on our dedicated Partnership of Equals website below.