The leaders of Tasmania's future are looking forward to hearing inspiring stories of female leaders from around the state and are already thinking about ways to address concerns in their peer group.
Tamar Sunrise Rotary Club will host its International Women's Day Breakfast on March 10 with three female leaders to provide insights into their journeys.
Thanks to sponsorship from Bell Bay Aluminium, several emerging female and male student leaders from six Northern schools will attend the breakfast which is aimed at inspiring and empowering students.
Brooks High School student leaders Jazlin Venn, Lily Harris and Jorja Pyke are three who will attend and they all agreed it will be a great opportunity and hope it will inspire their futures.
The year 10 leaders were already looking at ways to lead with their peers. They all agreed they wanted to address an understanding between genders during sporting lessons to increase inclusivity for all.
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The club's International Women's Day committee chairperson Barb Donaldson said the breakfast was aimed at showing attendees what was possible and to encourage them to lead the change.
"Students will hear stories from women who inspire, lead and are committed to making a difference every day," she said.
"In Australia, women represent just 17.1 per of CEOs and 14.1 per cent of board chairs. So encouraging young men and women to engage in advocacy to make gender equality central to public policy-making is really important."
Bell Bay's communities and communication principal advisor Lou Clark said the subject was very close to the company's heart because about 85 per cent of its workforce was male.
"We're very keen to increase the diversity of our workforce and I guess one of the ways to do that is to support young female leaders but also male leaders and to expose them to community and business leaders," she said.
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