Young Scottish women and Beyoncé inspire Louise Macdonald, Young Scot's Chief Executive in this month's leadership blog....
I had the true privilege of being a speaker at the first “Inspiring Young Women” event in the Scottish Parliament last month. Established by the Presiding Officer, Tricia Marwick MSP, the aim was to inspire young women aged 14-16 from across Scotland and offer a space to discuss issues such as body image, confidence, sexism and leadership with female leaders.
It was such a powerful event in so many ways, with young women from every part of Scotland – the vast majority of whom had not had the opportunity to take part in anything like it before. The atmosphere was electric, the discussions wide-ranging and the energy from all those fabulous young women lit up the whole Parliament building.
It had a powerful impact on me too – as someone who spends every day working to make Scotland a better place for young people to grow up, and as a female leader.
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