The group of 26 had participated in an Every Girl Program run by the Young Women’s Christian Association in Osborne Park, where they learned how to become future leaders.
The program, which culminated in a community style fundraiser for the RSPCA, included 90-minute workshops helping participants to achieve positive change, enable the development of strong self-esteem, grow in confidence and decrease bullying and stereotypes.
Every Girl program co-ordinator Cathy Stubbs said the afternoon tea with the Senator let participants speak to a female politician and leader about her life, passions and thoughts on life as a politician.
‘During the Every Girl program the girls were made aware of the value of using their voice to make a difference and the opportunity presented to them at the afternoon tea gave them a unique chance to voice issues that concerned them, to a high profile politician,’ she said.
‘Senator Cash spoke of raising the bar, the value of working hard, and the strongest message she sent all of the girls home with was that you can be whatever we want to be.’
For more information on the program, phone Cathy Stubbs on 9440 3501.