Future Leaders Conference (FLC)

Leadership through an Environmental Sustainability Lens

Elmwood's 2022 Future Leaders Conference (FLC) took place on March 3, 2022. The FLC is an opportunity for middle school students to foster their leadership skills. It was created in 2019 by Head Girl, Grace Goldberg, who believed it was important for young people to develop leadership skills in order to be prepared for opportunities in the future. The conference is for youth by youth, it is entirely student-led, thus providing older students with leadership experience. What started as a leadership conference has now become an outlet for students to develop their skills in meaningful ways. The former name of the conference is Lead Like a Girl. We chose to rename the conference this year to a title that is more inclusive and represents our students body at Elmwood!

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A Message from Elmwood's Head Girl:

The 2022 theme was Leadership through an Environmental Sustainability Lens. The day-long conference was made up of interesting workshops and activities on topics ranging from fast fashion to clean water to climate policy. It can seem daunting to start thinking about how to tackle such a complex problem like climate change and that is why collaboration and a sense of communal responsibility is so important. This conference fostered a supportive and stimulating environment where individuals understood that they have the ability to make a positive change. My goal was to leave students feeling empowered to be an agent of change within their community and inspired to apply practices they have learned at the conference to their leadership.

Head Girl, Sophia Moloo

We all have a role in this adjustment.
One of the most basic roles is asking questions.

- Mark Carney

Keynote Speaker, Mark Carney

Mark Carney is a Vice Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Transition Investing. In this role, he is focused on the development of products for investors that will combine positive social and environmental outcomes with strong risk-adjusted returns.

Mr. Carney is an economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 2013 to 2020, and prior to that as Governor of the Bank of Canada from 2008 until 2013. He was Chairman of the Financial Stability Board from 2011 to 2018. Prior to his governorships, Mr. Carney worked at Goldman Sachs as well as the Canadian Department of Finance.

He is a long-time and well-known advocate for sustainability, specifically with regard to the management and reduction of climate risks, and is currently the United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance.

Mr. Carney holds doctorate and master’s degrees from Oxford University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University.

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Visit our previous Lead Like A Girl Conference Pages from 20192020 and 2021