SJFC College Leaders Feba Philip and Jessica Pinto were two of 168 lucky girls from 75 girls’ schools to attend the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia’s Student Leadership Conference this January. The conference was the largest girls-only leadership event of its kind in Australia, held at The Women’s College, within the University of Sydney.
Students traveled from around Australia and New Zealand and as far afield as Zimbabwe, the Philippines and the United States to take part in the highly anticipated conference. During the event students heard from well known gender equality and women’s empowerment advocate Julie McKay, currently the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) at PwC. Queenslander and past Brisbane Girls Grammar School student, Julie, was previously Executive Director of UN Women Australia and Gender Advisor to the Chief of the Australian Defence Force.
The event allowed our leaders to rub shoulders with like-minded students from across the globe, all inspired to make a difference within their school and the wider community. "I'm incredibly honoured and privileged to be attending the conference where I'm sure to experience things out of my comfort zone, to meet like minded people and enhance my leadership skills. I believe it will inspire me and give me a new perspective that can help mechange our little corner of the world,’ said SJFC Communication's Leader Feba Smith.