Embracing Her Voice: International Day of the Girl

It was a pleasure on Sunday the 11th of October, International Day of the Girl, to join in an important discussion with a small group of diverse women from the EMBRACE program at the Les Twentyman Foundation.

The Foundation is dedicated to helping and supporting vulnerable youth, and their EMBRACE leadership program enables participants to better understand themselves and others, build their confidence, self-worth and personal qualities, whilst furthering their resilience.

The ‘EMBRACE her voice’ online event platformed a number of diverse young women as they provided their important perspectives on what it means to be a young woman in Australia.

One particularly poignant point made in the discussion was about the father being the “first love” of a daughter, which as a father myself, I consider very true and important.

I valued this conversation very much and am grateful to have organisations such as the Les Twentyman Foundation as part of our community, supporting the Girls that play an important role in the future of Hawthorn and beyond.

You can learn more about the Foundation here and support them here .