What does it mean to be a leader? How does intergenerational mentorship help to establish leaders and create change in communities? And how do we forge relationships and create spaces that allow women and girls to grow as leaders?
These questions and many more engaged over 60 women of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences, who came to Holland College on April 29, 2013 for a one day event on leadership and mentorship. The event, Sharing Leadership Experiences: Creating a Dialogue Among Women & Girls, was presented by the Atlantic Summer Institute on Healthy and Safe Communities (ASI), in partnership with Girls Action Foundation, a national charitable organization based in Montreal, QC who leads and seeds girls’ programs across Canada and builds girls’ and young women’s skills and confidence to inspire action in their communities. The Quaich Inc. organized the workshop on behalf of the ASI.
The day's program included two workshops on leadership and mentorship, a panel discussion featuring five women leaders from the Atlantic Provinces, small group activities and many mentoring and networking opportunities.
A workshop report is available on the Storify website. The report includes workshop slides, videos, photos and clips from social media.