Empowering future leaders through the Young Women’s Leadership Program

The City of Whittlesea’s highly successful Young Women’s Leadership Program is back for another term.

The program, designed to provide a structured approach to enhance young women’s skills, confidence and leadership opportunities in a supportive peer learning environment, has become a beacon of empowerment for young women in the community.

The free six-week program will kick off on Tuesday 23 April with the goal of empowering and inspiring young women aged 15 to 20. It will cover a diverse range of topics, including women in leadership, challenging gender norms, healthy relationships, gender equity, and more. Through engaging discussions and activities, participants will have the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with a community of empowered young women.

The program, which began in 2019, has fostered numerous success stories, with previous participants branching out to create podcasts and organise events to further promote discussions around leadership and identity.

Angela, a former participant who is now a City of Whittlesea Youth Council member, shared her experience.

“The program was a stepping stone to other opportunities within the community, allowing me to gain the confidence to join several other youth workshops and join the Youth Council. I would recommend the program to every young woman in our community looking to build their leadership and social skills,” Angela said.

City of Whittlesea Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said the program had been instrumental in boosting self-confidence among participants.

“The program offers a unique opportunity for young women to develop essential leadership skills, foster meaningful connections, and pave the way for future success, and we are proud to be able to support even more young women leaders in our municipality,” Lydia said.

“Don’t miss this chance to grow, connect, and lead with the Young Women’s Leadership Program.”

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