Change Makers Inspiring our Young Women

Last Monday  we hosted our first ever ‘Women’s Change Makers Breakfast’. The event was a sell-out and Assistant Principal and organiser, Kate Lambert, believes this is the first of many to come. “Our female students came away with many inspirational messages about the power of women and girls to be creators and change-makers.”

Eighteen year old, Alexia Hilbertidou is CEO of her company Girl Boss and is passionate in encouraging girls to consider the opportunities the STEM courses offer in sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics. Her key concerns are the lack of women in CEO roles globally and how the future of females in the workplace needs to ensure more women make it into growth areas.

Dr Pralene Maharaj’s story was very moving, when as a 26 year-old, part  way through her medical studies, she contracted Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a rare and debilitating disease. Her journey to many achievements and her recovery was truly inspirational.

Two-time Olympian, ex-New Zealand Hockey player and coach, Christine Archer, was an entertaining speaker sharing her strong  mantra of the four C’s: Courage, Commitment, Choice and Confidence – helping young women be the best they can be.

During the breakfast students were seated alongside additional table guests – all successful young women in careers of Publishing, Marketing, Agriculture, Design, Engineering, Infrastructure, Electronics and Bio Medicine.