We need more women in leadership roles across this country, in every business, every boardroom, in politics, in research, in think-tanks, in startup, in policy-making, in media, and in every conversation that will shape the way our world is, and where it's going, in an age of unprecedented change.
To do this we need to continue to advocate for fair play, integrity, equality, parity and diversity.
To do this, we need to continue to call out the companies and individuals who are not playing fair, and who continue to insult our collective humanity with their value-less, biased, small-minded, backward-facing behaviours and barriers to societal progress. This is not leadership, and we can do so much better than this.
To better shape the world we want to live in, we need to continue to advocate for, celebrate and empower today's leaders, both women and men, who are built on the things that matter: integrity, vision, strong values, wisdom, humility, collaboration and a commitment to diversity and shared purpose for the betterment of all.
At girledworld we're working on it, creating tomorrow's leaders today by making female role models visible and accessible to the next generation, by laying down pathways for girls through active mentorship and knowledge trading, and by building the pipeline through equipping today's girls with the skill-sets, mindsets and tech-sets they need to step up to leadership and shape the future world around them.
Girls can't be what they can't see. And they need to see more examples of real leadership.
So let's work together across industry, government, education and business to show and teach the next generation of leaders what leadership looks like.
Let's work together to cultivate and celebrate leadership that is built on altruism, on listening, on respect, on equality, on parity, on diversity, on shared purpose, on collective vision, and on lived example.
And let's remember that we can do much better than we have been.
The future world depends on it.
Tag a strong woman, amazing female mentor or awesome secondary school girl in the comments below here if you think they should be celebrated, and give them the chance to win one of TWO SUNDAY PASSES to the girledworld Big Ideas Leadership Summit 2017 (valued at $89.95 each).
Winners will be notified by 5.00pm on Wednesday June 21 2017. Tickets are not transferable, and winners must be available to attend event on Sunday June 25 2017 at the University of Melbourne's Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship.
See some of our extraordinary mentors, advisors and role models on our website in the tabs above, and click here to see the full girledworld Big Ideas Leadership Summit 2017 speaker and workshop lineup featuring female founders, leaders and change-makers from across the globe.
If you would like to get in touch to hear more about our work, and what's in the pipeline please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org