We hope you had a good start into the new school year!
Some of you have already had roles models events to start in this academic year and we are excited to see that even more of you are booking events for September and October – amazing! Thank you!
Sarah Strain, teacher at Petchey Academy, has invited 4 business leaders at the end of September to share their journey and awaken the entrepreneurial talent in over 180 of their Year 11 students! These are:
Neha Manaktala, founder of the digital investment consultancy Deal Index, Joel Hopwood, founder of Capture Ltd. that specialises in digital asset management, Tony Goodwin, founder of Antal Risk Ventures, a business accelerator and Shannon Edwards, founder of Styloko, a “Fashion Discovery Engine”.
Oliver Beach, teacher at Central Foundation Boys’ School from Teachfirst, has created his 6th event! He invited 3 leaders of successful businesses to inspire 50 Year 10 to 12 students to be future leaders. Speaking at the end of September will:
Jilly Forster who founded Forster & Munro Communications, Leon Gauhman, founder of Hive, designing digital products and services and Carrie Longton, co-founder of Mumsnet, UK’s biggest social network for parents.
We’re proud to share with you an interview with Megan Smith, who was one of our first speakers and supporters!
She wholeheartedly supports STEM in education and proclaims the importance of uniting the content of subjects rather than separating them. Being a mother herself, she knows about the joys and challenges of learning. In her view, STEM subjects should be play-based, active and not gender-biased.
Hear from her directly in the video!
Megan Smith, CTO of the USA and one of only a handful of people who report directly to President Obama, speaks at one of the first Founders4Schools events.