Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Day

Posted on May 23, 2018


Our thanks to Westonbirt School for hosting 12 of our students at the GSA Women’s Empowerment and Leadership Day on Monday 21 May 2018. It was a fantastic event featuring some excellent motivational speakers and workshops; we were very proud of our girls for asking such incisive questions and so thoroughly engaging themselves in the experience.

The visiting panellists included, amongst other high profile speakers, a Director from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, a representative from Euan Blair’s Apprenticeship organisation, a leading media specialist and a Director of Operations for a multi-million pound UK Government-funded international development project.  The girls were also treated to four separate workshops covering ‘The importance of networking’, ‘Communicating with confidence’, ‘People like me’ and ‘Preparing for onward experience’.

One of the strongest aspects from the day was not so much how to achieve success but, more importantly, how to deal with the disappointment when life hasn’t followed an initial desired path – essentially, how something that at first might appear negative, can always have a positive outcome.

It was a thoroughly thought-provoking day and has equipped our students with some essential skills that will benefit them for their futures ahead.