Over the past few years, a range of electrifying and talented women have devoted their own time to inspiring the next generation, through school visits and taking part in careers days and other school events.
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School visits have included:
Camden School for Girls, Camden
On July 8th Naomi Kerbel and Karishma Navsaria attended Camden School for Girls for their Year 12 Careers Conference. Naomi is Head of TV Newsgathering at Bloomberg and Karishma is Vice President at J.P. Morgan.
Ursuline High School, Wimbledon
This year’s Asian Women of Achievement Young Achiever Award winner Tanya Datta from Marks & Spencer spoke at Ursuline High School’s celebration event, for their Year 7 – 10 student leaders on July 6th.
“With Tanya’s energy and passion she absolutely provided the students with the best possible role model of a truly successful woman – demonstrating that with such passion, energy and hard work that they too can achieve their dreams.” Lisa Thefaut, Teacher
St Albans High School for Girls, Hertfordshire
Several of our Ambassadors supported the school’s Careers Day on July 6th, speaking to students about their relevant sectors.
“The students were really enthusiastic about the experience. They all suggested that their horizons had been broadened. They are now more aware of the variety of career paths available to them and they liked the encouragement to be strong, successful women.” Rachel McDermott, Teacher
North London Collegiate
Mirvette Russo supported the Year 12 Mock Interview Sessions on June 25th.
“The session was extremely useful, it gave the students confidence with interview scenarios and gave them the experience of answering questions on the spot.” Henry Linscott, Teacher
Beaconsfield High School, Buckinghamshire
Rebecca Bright, shortlisted for the Women of the Future Technology & Digital Award 2014, attended Beaconsfield High School for a PSHE talk on June 24th.
St Martha’s School, Barnet
Two of our Ambassadors attended St Martha’s Year 11-13 Careers Fair on June 16th. Gloria Ruto, Transformation21st and Elizabeth Deeming, Stylus Media Group supported the event.
“The highlight for me was answering questions in a way which provided guidance to young women starting to think about their careers and future beyond school. ” Elizabeth Deeming, Ambassador
Slough and Eton School, Slough
2014 Women of the Future Professions Award shortlisted nominee Mamta Singhal presented a motivational speech for the morning assembly at Slough & Eton School on June 12th.
“What a day, it was very inspiring and humbling! If every woman could go to at least one school or college a year and inspire, motivate and assist in growing the next generation, we will surely have a better society.” Mamta Singhal, Ambassador
Ursuline High School, Wimbledon
2014 Winner of the WOF Community Spirits Award, Olly Donnelly will attend the International Women’s Day Conference at Ursuline High. Taking place on March 4, 2015, Olly will speak to the students about gender inequality and feminism. Olly is CEO of charity Shivia.
The Swaminarayan School, London
Brie Rogers Lowery took a careers lesson on March 5, 2015. Brie is the UK director at Change.org and also the WOF Technology & Digital Award 2014 Winner.
Rajal Pitroda spoke at the school’s management conference to 200 students on entrepreneurship and her career journey.
“It was great to be able to visit Wycombe Abbey and talk to students about entrepreneurship – and to hopefully get them thinking about their careers in a different way. The WOF Ambassadors Programme is an amazing platform for women in the UK to share their stories and interact with the next generation of leaders.” Rajal Pitroda, Ambassador
La Retraite Roman Catholic School for Girls, London
The WOF Ambassadors programme has arranged for several high-achieving women to mentor Year 11 students as they make their career choices.
These women will visit the school, and the students will also visit their mentor’s workplace.