Year 12 students meet with female entrepreneurs

Sixth Form

Our Year 12 students involved in the LEAD programme participated in an online 'Speed Networking' event this week that matched them with female entrepreneurs.

Each of our two teams had 2 minutes to pitch their business idea, followed by 8 minutes of feedback from the entrepreneur mentor. This process was then repeated three times with different entrepreneurs.

The atmosphere was intense, but the girls sounded confident when pitching their ideas and answered tough questions. They also took the opportunity to quiz the entrepreneurs for advice.

They will use what they learned to help finalise their business plans in preparation for the Final Showcase at LSE in March.

The GDST LEAD (Leadership and Enterprise Advanced Diploma) Programme is delivered in partnership with LSE Generate, the enterprise arm of London School of Economics.

One of our students, Eloisa Lunn said: "It was great to get honest and thought provoking feedback that allows us to further develop our business models. It was especially nice to talk to Gracie Tyrell, an alumni of the school, as it was inspiring to talk to someone who had been in the same position as us."

Speed networking
Speed networking group