An exciting new initiative is aiming to empower, educate and inspire young women across Norfolk and help prepare them for the future
NORWICH HIGH School for Girls has invited women from all walks of life and at different stages in their careers to get involved in the ‘Inspiring Females’ scheme, led by pupils. Since the launch of the project, which also involved pupils from Flegg High School at Martham and Framingham Earl High School, it has had a hugely positive impact on the teenagers taking part.
The inaugural three-day conference held last summer at Norwich High School for Girls, involved around 30 women who volunteered their time to speak to, mentor, work with and inspire over 190 girls between the ages of 13 and 15. The programme included keynote speakers, networking opportunities, Q&A panel discussions, workshops, activities and wellbeing sessions.
Such was its success that a second conference is planned for this summer and there have been a number of events happening throughout the year, and it is hoped that more schools will be encouraged to get involved.
Girls who have taken part in the programme say that it has made them think positively about their future, made them consider how they could pursue their ambitions and boosted their self esteem and confidence.
Among the events coming up are ‘Inspiring Females on Tour’, where girls will get to work with women who are supporting the initiative, and an exciting mum and daughter event to celebrate Mother’s Day.
If your school would like to get involved in the project, see www. inspiringfemales.org.uk
Below: The Inspiring Females initiative