New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp

Globally, girls perform academically at par with boys and often even out-perform them in school. But when it comes to leadership during their careers, women fall behind. This phenomenon is manifested consistently in many parts of the world, and especially in Africa where C-suites are often devoid of female leaders.

The New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp is a 2-day residential program under Newmont Goldcorp Ghana’s Tertiary and Secondary Skills Enhancement Program (T-SSEP).  The program targets girls in senior high schools and tertiary institutions, and helps to build their capacity for economic security in the future.

Successful professional women from Newmont Goldcorp Ghana speak to the girls from their personal experiences in leadership, taking them through different aspects of their lives that are components of success, like the importance of physical education and finding the balance between personal appearance and substance. ‘The Magic in You’ session, for example, help the girls understand and optimize their personal gifts as well as overcome the limitations of their personal backgrounds, whether they come from poor backgrounds or broken families, are struggling with low academic performance in school, etc.

The goal of the New Futures for Girls Leadership Camp initiative is to empower young girls between the ages of 15 to 25 years to broaden their options for their professional futures.

Specific objectives are:

  1. To give girls the tools to help their leadership performance match their ambition
  2. To expose girls to female role models and mentors to grow their visualization of success
  3. To encourage girls to explore careers in the mining industry to improve diversity in the mining workforce.

The topics covered at the leadership camp include:

  • What is Leadership
  • Visioning “Who am I?”: How girls see and present themselves
  • Finding Your Inner Voice: The Power of Conviction and Self-Confidence
  • The Magic in You: Tapping personal strengths to overcome limitations
  • Women in Mining: Breaking the glass ceiling
  • Health is Wealth: Personal Health and its relationship with wellbeing and success
  • Books and Looks: Personal presentation and branding for professional women

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