St Margaret’s students celebrated International Women’s Day day at an assembly held on Tuesday, 3 March with guest speaker Kylie Lamprecht (Simpson, 1990), Business Services Practitioner and Partner at Pitcher Partners and Chair of St Margaret’s Foundation.
International Women’s Day is a global day held annually on 8 March celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
Kylie, who is particularly passionate about inspiring financial independence through thought leadership for future female leaders, shared with the students five simple, everyday actions she practises:
- Never minimise your work or position
- Knowing your power is what creates humility, not knowing your power is what creates insecurity
- Sometimes you have to force a little professional mutual respect
- A little light humour can often drive home a point and instigate change as well
- Sometimes we need to disrupt tradition to ensure it doesn’t send the wrong message.
As part of her speech Kylie also shared a poignant quote from Michelle Obama: “Investing in girls’ education is the very best thing we can do, not just for our daughters and granddaughters, but for their families, their communities, and their countries.”