Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Girls on becoming the leaders of the future

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Girls on becoming the leaders of the future

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL


This event presents findings from the ‘Girls, Leadership, and Women in the Public Eye’ project. It is aimed at those engaged in work with and for girls – in education, in youth work, in advocacy and activism, and in media commissioning/production - and may also be of interest to fellow scholars.

It offers insights into girls’ understanding of leadership in relation to prominent women, to media representations, and to their own lives.

As well as the project findings, it features girls themselves in conversation with an exciting panel of women leaders.

The project was supported by funding from the Gender and Education Association.


  • Dr Michele Paule
  • Hannah Yelin

With guest panellists 

  • Shaista Aziz
  • Jane Brady
  • Laura Coryton
  • Isabel Adomakoh Young


3 pm: Welcome and introductions

3.10-3.50: Girls from a London school interview a panel of women leaders drawn from politics, media, and activism about their experiences of leadership. Our panellists are:

3.50 - 4.30: Jane Brady (Barrister and board member of The Jo Cox Foundation) interviews researchers Michele Paule and Hannah Yelin about the project

4.30 - 4.50: Audience questions

4.50 - 5pm: Thanks, report access details, and goodbyes