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Unique conference for young female leaders at Bond

January 6, 2016

163 teenage girls from member schools of the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia will converge on the Gold Coast this week for the 18th annual Student Leadership Conference at Bond University.

Students from New Zealand, Asia the UK and the USA will join their colleagues from Australian girls’ schools in the five-day residential conference.

The girls are all school leaders about to begin their final year of secondary school.

The conference program has been designed specifically for young female leaders and will give them the agility and confidence to step up and make a difference in their schools and wider communities.

In one of the more exciting challenges of the conference Surf Life Saving Queensland will test the girls’ precision teamwork and organisational skills on iconic Burleigh Beach.

An esteemed line-up of inspirational speakers including young Australian social entrepreneur Holly Ransom, drone developer and 2015 National Telstra Business Woman of the Year, Corporate and Private Award winner Dr Catherine Ball, and co-founder of Thankyou Group Daniel Flynn, will present keynotes.

“The conference focuses on developing leadership capability and assisting young women to manage the responsibilities of leadership. Each year as the girls return to their schools, they claim that they have had a life-changing experience,” said Fran Reddan, President of the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia.

“The program simulates the way girls will operate in leadership teams within a school context”.

“The high calibre of the girls will make the experience very valuable. These are tomorrow’s leaders, empowered young women ready to take on the challenges of leadership in their schools and beyond – to boardrooms, ASX companies and government”.

“We can’t wait to witness the impact of their leadership in their schools and wider communities in 2016 and no doubt in the decades to come.”

About the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia:

The Alliance is a not for profit organisation which advocates for and supports the distinctive work of girls’ schools in their provision of unparalleled opportunities for girls.

Media Contact:

Loren Bridge: (t) 07 55210749  (m) 0408 842445 (e) [email protected] (w)