All-female convention urges girls to Be brave, not perfect

THE focus is on girls as Durban Girls’ College hosts the first of its kind in South Africa, a girls-only, female-focused convention. The summit style event follows on the heels of another successful participation by the school at the Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit 2017 in the USA, The event forms part of the school’s 140th anniversary this year, and the convention is in honour and celebration of girls who are truly inspirational.

The theme is Be Brave, Not Perfect, stemming from the research that shows how girls are socialised to be perfect while boys are socialised to be brave.

This forum is all about girls, for girls, by girls.

Planned to take place over three days in the last week of June, girl.talk@dgc 2017 promises to deliver on all levels. The school has secured more than 17 inspiring speakers from all over South Africa and have invited more than 70 public and private girls’ schools nationwide. Topics that will be explored include access to education, female sexual, mental, nutritional and emotional health, as well as the ever popular topic of media, including the perception of women in the media, and social media and products thereof.

The speaker line-up includes an actuarial economist, a DNA and forensic expert and a top female gynaecologist, in addition to high-powered female CEOs from previously male-dominated career areas.

For more information contact Sue Meehan at girl.talk@dgc.co.za or view the invitation on the school’s website: www.dgc.co.za.

 

 

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