High school, university students set to gather for U of R leadership forum

Empowerment is the goal for the University of Regina’s Inspiring Leadership Forum.

On Tuesday, the university will be hosting about 1,500 female grade 11 and 12 students, as well as 100 first and second-year university students, at a half-day forum designed to inspire, empower and support the development of leadership.

The theme for the event, and hopeful take away, is “You Have Impact”. U of R Associate Vice President Lisa Mitchell said every young lady has the ability to have impact and take a leadership role, no matter what age they are, what their background is or what their interests are.

She explained how the forum is very similar to one the school hosts for local leaders, but now geared towards a younger demographic.

“We know that today it’s not an easy world for women to grow up in. We want to empower them and energize them to be developed as future leaders.”

Without giving too much information away, she mentioned how the event’s speakers include a Canadian Olympian, Juno nominee and Parkland, Florida high school shooting survivor.

“We’d like to inspire them to see the impact these females have had and what impact they may be able to have in their high school, their family or even among their friends.”

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