A group of female leaders from a different walks of life gave school pupils an insight into developing their own leadership skills to boost career prospects. The event took place at Tauheedul Islam Girls’ High School and was its first Leadership Conference.
The event brought together pupils from Years 11 to 13 at the Blackburn school with successful women working in leadership roles across politics, business and digital design. Parents and carers were also welcome to attend.
Pupils heard from four key speakers: Emma Degg, Chief Executive of North West Business Leadership Team; Lorna Fitzsimons, former MP for Rochdale and now Chief Executive of Lorna Fitzsimons Consulting; Lou Cordwell of digital design agency Magnetic North; and Brenda Yearsley of Siemens.
TIGHS Head Girl, Ayah Shah, took part in the Leadership Conference. She said: “Seeing how these women were able to take their own initiative and reach the level of success that they have was truly inspiring.”