One of the things I enjoy is to engage with young women. So, once a quarter, I host a "Girls Lunch with Dr Lulu". We sit, eat, talk, question, laugh, and share experiences about life in general.
It is a no brainer that the most impactful investment to a nation one can make is on young women. Young, because they are the future. And women, because they are more inclined to take others along as they grow. As the saying goes – you educate a woman, you educate a nation. This is my singular reason for betting on young women.
So, as we kicked off with the 2019 Girls Lunch Cohort on Saturday the 16th, I had goosebumps and butterflies. Here were 42 bright and beautiful young women who believe that with a little bit of support and guidance, can be so much more. The overall focus for the Girls Lunch for 2019 is SELF AWARENESS. As one of the coaches emphasised, “Self-awareness is your most treasured arsenal. So, spend time on it because you can never be anybody but YOU”. Through the use of tested tools and a bit of pushing and pulling I was excited to see a number of aha moments as we explored the question of identity with the Girls.
Between now and the next Girls Lunch in June, all the Girls will be supported by their coaches as they work on their Personal Development Plans. The journey has started in earnest. I am more than excited!!