Ravenwood student completes Lipscomb leadership class
Kali Edgeworth, a Ravenwood High School student, is recognized for developing leadership skills through a new program at Lipscomb University.
Kali Edgeworth, a Ravenwood High School student, was among the first class of students to develop their leadership skills through a new program launched in October by Lipscomb University’s Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership.
The institute works in partnership with the Champions4Women Committee of the Nashville Local Organizing Committee (NLOC), host of the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Nashville.
Edgeworth was among 28 high school girls, primarily from Middle Tennessee, who participated in a special graduation luncheon and ceremony to celebrate their completion of this unique program on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Margaret Behm, co-chair of the Nashville Local Organizing Committee and recent Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame inductee, addressed the graduates at the ceremony.
When asked what advice she would give the girls on choosing their careers, Behm encouraged participants to build strong relationships along the way.
“We believe it is important to build tomorrow’s leaders,” said Patricia Pierce, chair of the Champions4Women committee. “This program’s content, the experiential activities, the opportunity to meet influential women leaders in our community and the personal mentor relationship with a professional woman has challenged and will help empower these girls to achieve their fullest potential and become leaders in the classroom and in life.”
Behm and Pierce asked the Andrews Institute to create Music City Girls Lead! because of the Institute’s work in developing female leaders through its CABLE Leadership Academy and other initiatives.
“These young women are already leaders,” said Linda Schacht, Andrews Institute founding director.
“This new leadership academy is designed to strengthen girls in their pursuit of excellence through classroom and online learning, community experience and direct mentoring. We have learned from them as they made the most of this opportunity to interact with the phenomenal pool of Middle Tennessee women who have shared their leadership lessons and experiences. Our goal is for them to build lasting relationships with these mentors and with their peers from across the state.”
Posted on: 12/15/2013