The college celebrated Women’s International Day on Thursday 8th March with a host of workshops, seminars and fun activities for students at Bordesley Green.
On the day, 500 students from ESOL, public services and science were inspired to hear the experiences of senior members of Birmingham City Council. The panel of speakers included Brigid Jones Deputy Leader,
Jacqui Kennedy Corporate Director, Stella Manzie Chief Executive and Lisa Trickett Councillor from Birmingham City Council.
All guest speakers spoke passionately about their experiences of growing up in Birmingham and attending local schools in particular local to Bordesley Green campus. They also spoke about their passion for
politics including the inclusive and supportive culture at Birmingham City Council and striving to make changes for future generations for Birmingham. Speakers encouraged students to believe in their own strengths,
seeking out all opportunities and the ability to be part of a bigger change in society.
Mike Hopkins, Principal commented, “We are delighted to see hundreds of students enjoy the activities organised by team members celebrating International Women’s day. We are passionate about ensuring full equality for all students and our workforce, as a college 67% of our managers are women and Golden Hillock is one of the few colleges in the UK with a Women’s only centre. Today highlights our drive to support and inspire our students to achieve their dreams and ambitions.”
Exciting workshops and activities saw students hear from local organisations across Birmingham including the Royal Navy, West Midlands Fire Service, University of Birmingham Hospital, the police and many more.
Special thanks goes to all the staff members and partner organisations who helped organise this highly successful event.