International Women's Day
Every Lauriston student is an innovator and creator, supported to take risks and to always be curious.
Today, and every day, we are inspiring and empowering young women to be open-minded and critical thinkers who are well equipped to face the challenges of tomorrow, including growing the number of women in STEM.
For girls to choose tech, we must start with imagination
In a recent opinion piece published in The Age on International Women’s Day, titled “Women in Leadership – Opening up pathways for girls and young women,” Susan Just, Principal, contributed alongside two other female principals to discuss ways of expanding career possibilities for girls and young women.
At Lauriston, our STEM program is founded on the belief that imagination makes empathy and curiosity possible, and we believe that these traits are often more important than the acquisition of knowledge.
“By putting imagination at the core of our STEM curriculum, we see our girls finding joy in their learning and being more comfortable in taking risks rather than fretting about ‘getting the answer right’.”
International Women's Day Breakfast
We are thrilled to share with you all the wonderful success of our International Women’s Day breakfast, held on Thursday 2 March. It was a fantastic event with a panel discussion that was attended by both parents and daughters. The breakfast was hosted by Claudette Leeming (OL 1991), Chair of School Council, Alice Robinson (OL 1991), Chair of the Lauriston Foundation, and Principal Susan Just.
The event celebrated the women in our community who have cracked the code and broken-down barriers to pave the way for future generations. It was inspiring to hear from our esteemed panellists, Dr. Danielle Gescheit (OL 2007), Olivia Willee (OL 1992), and Emily Gibbs-Connor at Lauriston Girls’ School. The panellists shared their stories of success and challenges and highlighted the importance of gender equality in our society.
“Technology touches everything. Whatever career you’re going to take, you don’t need to know how to code, it’s about understanding how technology can help people.” – Olivia Willee (OL 1992)
“It’s ok to fail. Embrace things, try new things and if you realise it’s not what you like to do, it’s ok to move onto something else. Embrace those moments of realising what you love and what you don’t love.” – Danielle Gescheit (2007)
We are grateful for the insights and experiences shared by all of our panellists at the event. We hope their words continue to inspire and motivate our community towards achieving their goals and aspirations.