All the content on our GLAM Squad page is for girls – we’ve got inspirational speakers and information about the 8 pillars of GLAM as well as a superpower quiz for you to complete! You’ll find inspiring interviews and engaging activities – we hope you enjoy it! You might also want to follow our Inspiring Girls Speaker Series on GLAM YouTube.
At GLAM, we love to talk about superpowers: what makes us special and strong, and how we can use our superpowers to add value! Do you want to find out what your superpowers are? These aren’t the same superpowers you might find in a comic book or movie – it’s not about being invisible or traveling through time – these superpowers are about you, your passion and what are you really great at doing!
Want to find out what superpowers women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have? Look no further! 100s of women have put their capes on for GLAM, including CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs, engineers, university students, and even young women who are already making their mark in the technology industry, such as Avye Coullete, founder of Girls into Coding, and Amna Habiba, founder of Global Creative Hub & MoodUp. You’ll also find out more about our very own Renée La Londe, founder of GLAM!
Inspiring Girls Speaker Series
Business Planning: A business plan outlines how a business will make money and what products or services it will offer. In a business plan, you include details about your idea, how you’ll market your product or service, how much you’ll charge and work out what profit you will make. A good business plan is key to success. As the saying goes, “Failing to plan is planning to fail”!
Activity: Discover girls that have successfully created business plans and are now running their businesses here!
Strategy: A strategy is a plan to achieve an objective or goal. Sometimes we use strategies to achieve what we want even without realizing it – but sometimes we have to put in more effort to reach our goals, like when we play games with our family or friends. You play to win and will have your own strategy on how to do so!
Activity: Test your skills and improve your intelligence with all kinds of puzzles and mind games – have a look at home for a boardgame you’ve not played in a while or why not try the coding activity above?
Presentation Skills: Presentation skills are required in almost every job, and at some point, we are required to give presentations, starting at school! Confidence is essential for presenting and you can increase your confidence by preparing what you are going to say and by practicing. If you really want to capture your audience’s attention, you’ll have to structure your presentation as if you were telling a story!
Activity: You’re in for a treat! Watch this interview featuring the award-winning public speaking and presenting expert, Chelsea Baker!
Entrepreneurship: An entrepreneur is someone that dream big and often can see opportunities that others cannot see. Entrepreneurs come up with solutions to problems most people do not even know exist, creating products, services and businesses. Entrepreneurs often work hard, and it may take years before they see any rewards. While they can have setbacks and failures, they can be very successful if they are passionate and persistent.
Activity: Watch this interview with the amazing 13-year-old entrepreneur, Avye, who started her own organization to help girls learn how to code.
Teamwork: Teamwork is working together with other people to achieve a common goal or to complete a task. Whether in the classroom, on the sports field or in the office, we often have to work in teams. And for teams to work well, they need people with different skills and experiences, and also a shared purpose!
Activity: Grab a pen and paper and draw yourself! Now let’s use descriptive words (adjectives) to add to your drawing, to share what skills and experience you have to contribute to a team – think about your abilities and the way you connect with other people. For example, when you have an idea, do you prefer to talk about it, write about it or illustrate it with a picture or drawing?
Leadership: Leadership is when people follow an individual. A leader is someone who can inspire you or motivate you to meet a goal. Anyone can be a leader! To be a leader, you need to focus on developing skills such as confidence, communication, motivation, commitment and passion.
Activity: Think about a leader you know and write down why you feel that they are a leader and what makes them good at leadership.
Coding: Coding is the art of telling a computer how to perform certain tasks. Once you know how to code, the possibilities of what you can accomplish through computing are limitless! Anyone can learn to code. In a few hours you can pick up the basic skills, and in a few weeks you will be able to build useful applications and websites.
Activity: Don’t worry if you’ve never coded before, why not get coding with Katy Dark and create your own dance party? – If you’re already coding, we love the micro:bit foundation – check out lots of amazing projects here. (Tip: you don’t need to have a micro:bit as you can use the simulator on their site!)
Creativity: Creativity is when we allow ourselves to think, make and play. Being creative is very important because it helps us to solve problems and develop new ideas. Creativity can also help you to see things differently! Being creative can also be loads of fun!
Activity: At GLAM we like to invite our girls to create vision boards. Vision boards help you exercise your creativity and articulate your future goals. Click here to learn how to create your own vision board.