Empowering teenage girls to be the leaders of tomorrow
To celebrate International Women's Day, Rocking Ur Teens is holding a one-day energetic and interactive conference to encourage grils to be leaders of tomorrow. Bringing together teens from different backgrounds, the event will focus on supporting teen girls in a safe, fun, environment to learn, share and grow whilst providing effective tools to help them to successfully navigate their teenage years.
Taking place on 12 March at NatWest’s London Headquarters, Capital Xtra radio presenter, Remel London, will host the conference. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers: Jessica Huie MBE, founder of Colour Blind Cards and Ilana Taub, founder of social enterprise Snact. Each will speak about their own experiences and how they have become successful in their own way.
The teenage girls will also take part in an interactive workshop on self esteem and the mindset for success facilitated by barrister Hannilee Fish so they can become leaders of tomorrow. Structural engineer, Najwa Jawahar, will run a practical and fun workshop on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. A corporate panel of apprentices, interns and graduates will discuss the corporate world and whether entering it could be an option in the future.
Remel said: “I’m looking forward to hosting Rocking Ur teens girls conference for the third year in a row. It’s an event full of inspiration, the girls are always engaged and up for having fun in the workshops and there is an incredible atmosphere which helps us celebrate international women’s day like no other.”
Ilana said: “It’s great to support an initiative that wants to help teens create change – we need change, there are so many things in the world that needs attention, the more motivated young people we have, the better we nedd these girls to feel like the leaders of tomorrow"
Najwa said: ‘I am excited to be involved with Rocking Ur Teens because I want young girls and boys to learn to trust their power. Believe in their strengths and follow their dreams. I want them to learn my story. Realise that they are capable of achieving whatever they want.’
Founded in 2015 with the mission of connecting teens for a positive and vibrant future, Rocking Ur Teens has held five conferences to date, welcoming over 900 boys and girls at its annual single sex conferences in the UK. Over the next five years it aims to host these on a global level with a view to forming a revolutionary teen hood. Conferences focus on self, collaboration, career and making a difference.
Rocking Ur Teens was founded by Jenny Garrett, award winning author, speaker and coach, Sandy Parris, event planner and Geoffrey Williams, Head of Diversity & Inclusion EMEA at Thomson Reuters.
They said: “Today’s world is an exciting but challenging place to be a teenager. Our conference brings together teenage girls from all over the country to inspire them, connect them and celebrate their uniqueness. It brings to life the realities of various careers, so that they can start to map out their own journeys. We hope they will leave walking a little taller, feeling inspired and equipped with the confidence and skills they need to be the best they can be.”
The conference is highly subsidised and tickets cost just £20 per student or teacher, which includes a light lunch.