Inspiring a generation of women leaders
On 18 November, Blackheath High School's Feminist Society will join over 350 young people from across the UK for the inaugural ‘Girls to the Front: Inspiring a Generation of Women Leaders’ conference at Deptford Green School.
Ms Retallack, ‘Girls First’ co-ordinator, and Year 11 student Matilda will be speaking alongside Labour MP Vicky Foxcroft, Guardian journalist Zoe Williams and Malia Bouattia from the National Union of Students about some of the issues facing gender equality in schools, our school’s Feminist Society activities, and the importance of an intersectional approach to feminism in schools. The rest of Blackheath High’s Feminist Society will be running a breakout session to advise other schools on setting up feminism societies.
The conference will include motivational speeches and workshops on topics such as leadership in politics and confidence building. There will also be networking opportunities, action planning sessions, and a chance for mums and teachers to explore their own leadership possibilities. All in all, it is set to be an exciting day. Watch this space for tweets and updates!