There was a diverse range of speakers to inspire discussion. Below are some of the comments from students on their thoughts for day.
I enjoyed just being around other women of faith and hearing their stories. It was really inspiring.
The speaker that inspired me the most was probably Annie Zaidi. Not only was she inspiring but she was funny. She overcame adversity. A lot of people doubted her ability not only because she was a woman but she is also a Muslim. She was asked who her inspiration was and she said herself. To hear that she admires herself because of what she's gone through made me think about myself and how resilient I am just like Annie.
- Krystal Skyrme 12C
I found the whole event enjoyable, especially listening to the many different stories of women, who all eventually ended up successful. It was inspirational listening to the amazing roles of these women. It has inspired me, as well as everyone else there to work hard to become successful, no matter what our beliefs are.
All of the speakers were inspirational, but the one that stuck out to me the most was Farzana Baduel. She is a Muslim and her husband is Catholic, yet when they married they both kept their religions. Farzana spoke about how when she met her husband he was a successful businessman and he's family didn't approve of their marriage, as she had a small amount of money, so they believed that she would take all of his. Farzana and her husband still got married as they loved and trusted each other. She decided that she never wanted any money from her husband, so started a tax company. Eventually, with the help of three women she became the CEO of her PR company
- Chloe Holden 12C
The thing that I found most enjoyable about the event was listening to all the different women talk about how they have become successful in life by themselves because of the events that happened in their lives.
A speaker that I found most inspirational was Margaret Mizen MBE. She is the founder of For Jimmy and the Forgiveness Project. She founded both of these because her son Jimmy was murdered. So she founded these companies to be able to keep her son's memory alive for her and her family.