NEWS: Communities minister helps inspire young women at mentoring event
28 August 2018
Communities minister Aileen Campbell joined 60 girls and 20 female leaders at a "unique" event aimed at empowering girls and young women.
Girlguiding Scotland's Camp CEO is the first-of-its-kind in Scotland, with the girls receiving expert mentoring from inspiring women across Scotland's sectors.
The mentors in attendance included Glasgow City Council chief executive Annemarie O'Donnell, BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2015 Claire Hastings, and STV journalist Halla Mohieddeen.
Public speaking, leadership and interactive challenges – mixed with some relaxing– were all part of the four-day stay at the organisation's training and outdoor centre in the Scottish Borders, Netherurd.
Campbell said: “I was delighted to join 60 girls from across the country at Girlguiding Scotland’s Camp CEO, which pairs girls with inspiring female mentors from a wide range of sectors including public, STEM, banking, media and the third sector.
“I know how important an inspiring and supportive mentor can be to break down barriers and raise aspirations and it’s been fantastic to see so many women across Scotland take up the call and reach out to support the next generation.
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