Wests Tigers has significantly increased its community engagement following the development of the club’s first community strategy. This strategy centres on six key pillars that focus on Education, Indigenous, Multiculturalism, Women, Healthy Living and Grass Roots.
As part of the strategy for women, MWLP Linking Youth commenced working with Wests Tigers last year to run Young Women’s Leadership Programs in high schools.
Some eighty Year 10 girls from Picton High School have just completed the program.
l to r: Justin Pascoe CEO Wests Tigers, Picton High Girls and Virginia Kubik HR Manager Wests Tigers
The girls learnt what it takes to be a good leader and how to start implementing strategies in their current lives to make positive change.
They identified what sort of leaders they would like to become and heard from quite a few inspirational guest speakers.
Wests Tigers Chairwoman, Marina Go, told the girls “Never turn down an opportunity even if you don’t think you can do it. Say yes and work out the rest later. Be resilient. If you find yourself in a bad job with a difficult boss, you can still learn. Embrace every opportunity.”
Wests Tigers CEO, Justin Pascoe, said “Leadership comes with responsibility. I want my people to be able to achieve what they want to achieve. Leadership is about being honest and respectful, building a network and being a good mentor.”
Feedback from the girls was inspiring with one student saying “Leadership is like a tent and all poles are needed to support it. I’ve learnt how to set goals, never give up and that I can achieve anything.”
Any schools wishing to participate in future programs should contact MWLP.
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About MWLP Linking Youth:
MWLP is a not-for-profit community organisation. Its work focuses on improving education and transition outcomes for all young people; especially in preparing them for the world of work, nurturing aspiration, career management and entrepreneurialism, whilst simultaneously addressing the ongoing needs of business.