VMW offers a new program to meet the leadership needs of children of colour, led by Muslim women who are predominantly women of colour and local leaders in various industries in BC. The Young Leaders of Today (YLT) program is designed to provide girls and non-binary children aged 10-16 with leadership training which focuses on self-knowledge, self-awareness, confidence skill building, representation and leadership styles.
The year long program consists of four sessions which are 3 hours long and focuses on a different leadership development theme each session:
1. Know the Leader within you (Understanding your personal skills, talents, values and passions and being able to translate them into ways of serving others).
2. Understanding Leadership (Examining leadership styles such as transformational vs transactional leadership) and recognizing leaders in our lives.
3. Representation and Role-Modeling (How to prepare for a mentorship program and feeling confident as a mentee)
4. Leadership Biases & Positionality ( Recognizing leadership biases against women leaders and learning how to navigate them successfully. Learning concepts such as glass ceilings, glass labyrinths and more.)
Each session will have a 30-45 minute Mini Panel of local BC students and university Alumna. Mini Panelists will share their university and/or career challenges, failures, successes and paths.
About this event
Are you a millennial looking for solutions to feel motivated and committed at work? Looking to find purpose and fun in your daily 9-5? Need strategies to develop self-awareness of your own skills, talents & values? Ready to invest in yourself and develop your confidence level? This is the workshop for you.
Aisha Azba Amijee, BA, MEd is an award-winning community educator, speaker and leader. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Voices of Muslim Women Foundation. She also teaches Women's Leadership among other courses in Policy Studies and Interdisciplinary Expressive Arts at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She obtained her first degree from UBC in 2010 and her Masters in Education: Justice, Law & Ethics in Education: Curriculum and Instruction form SFU in 2016.