The Hidden Leaders Project finished with a bang. We held a big event on the 11th of October to celebrate our ‘hidden leaders’ (girls from Tower Hamlets in London). It was on the International Day of the Girl Child.

Two schools came and presented the campaigns they’d been working on. George Green School focused their campaign on peer pressure. Bethnal Green Academy wanted more support for young Asian women to plan their careers.

There were speeches from two young successful women. Maria Surrur is a digital marketer who has worked with some massive brands throughout her career. Nasreen Amin advises the government on issues relating to engineering and education. The speeches left the girls feeling inspired and confident that they can achieve their dream career.

We would like to send a huge thank you and well done to everyone involved in the Project. Thank you also to Maria and Nasreen, and to Jane O’Sullivan from George Green’s School and Nabila Akthar from Bethnal Green Academy. Finally, thanks to Café Vert for lending us their premises, and to the Big Lottery Fund for funding the Project.