Silicon Valley-based nonprofit group GLAM (Girls Leadership Academy Meetup) hosted a business and leadership training for 50 girls aged 7-11 in London on November 23-24, 2019.
The event aimed to close the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) profession and inspire women to start their own businesses. Several female executives from the tech industry delivered speeches to encourage the girls to consider a career in tech and aspire for senior leadership positions.
During the two-day immersive program, the girls were taught basic computer and coding skills. They were coached on the art of persuasion and public speaking. There was also a business plan workshop and pitch competition.
GLAM founder Renée La Londe said they decided to bring the event to London because of the positive feedback they received from the participants and their parents over the years. She also knows from experience that the Meet-Up is a life-changing event for the girls.