This week, Julie was invited to Churchie Anglican Grammar School to speak at the Year 9 Gender Summit.
The 2016 Gender Summit saw boys from Year 9 welcome invited delegates from St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School, St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School, Somerville House, Moreton Bay College and Lourdes Hill College. The event engages young future leaders in issues surrounding gender equality, specifically examining the challenges that lie ahead for a more gender equitable Australia.
The morning session was led by leading adolescent development expert Dr Arne Rubinstein. He ran presentations and workshops that encouraged our delegates to identify barriers in the way of gender equity and their own skills and values that can help tackle such obstacles as they transition into adulthood.
The afternoon Q&A session, hosted by Housemaster Chris Nield, welcomed Federal MP Terri Butler, Old Boy Karl Yunker, businesswoman and charity advocate Julie Rainbow, Housemaster Dr Rachel Horton and Dr Arne Rubinstein. The panel fielded questions from Year 9 delegates enabling them to share their experiences and offer advice to our future leaders. Topics covered included tackling gender bias from parliament, to boardroom, to the home. Our Year 9 students were exceptional hosts and the day was complemented by our wonderful sister school guests.
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