Launch of first REACH Next Generation Summit

Sky Sports Anchor and Reach Founder launches first summit for young girls, the Reach Next Generation Summit .

Sarah Stirk, best known to many as Sky Sports Anchor is staging her first Reach Next Generation Summit to be held at DLD College London on the 26th June.

For the last few years Sarah has developed her Reach Women’s Leadership brand, holding annual summits at iconic sporting venues such as St Andrews, Royal Lytham St Annes and the Ageas Bowl.

The Reach Next Generation Summit is an extension of the Reach network but is a first of its kind event for 11- 14-year-old girls. In today’s world the younger age groups are having to deal with far more societal pressures than previous generations, particularly around what they say, what they do and more importantly what they look like.

This pioneering summit is designed to advise, educate and empower those attending, (and watching on the live stream), so that they can help their friends and classmates who may encounter difficulties as they navigate through their teen years. The summit will also focus on crucial issues around Diversity and Inclusion.

12 Successful female leaders from all walks of society will be running interactive sessions throughout the day that include:

Stephanie Boyce – President of the law Society

Alison Oliver – CEO The Youth Sport Trust

Alison Edgar MBE- The Entrepreneurs Godmother and best-selling author

Amanda Ursell – TV Nutritionist

Katy Leeson – MD of Social Chain

Rebecca (Becs) Richardson – Co-Owner of Run Mummy Run | Co-Founder One Running Movement | Founder of Breathe Unity

There will be 100 seats available  in the Covid-19 safe Atrium of DLD College London with 20% of seats being reserved for girls from under-represented communities and kids’ charities.

DLD Principal Irfan Latif commented: “With our continued commitment and work in inclusion and diversity at DLD, we are honoured to be welcoming Sarah and hosting the first Reach Next Generation Summit for Girls in the UK.”

Reach Founder Sarah Stirk added: “We’re incredibly proud of our Reach network and the community we’ve built, but it was always our intention to help, inspire and motivate the next generation. This unique summit gives us the perfect opportunity to do just that and some of our successful Reach females are excited about the prospect of giving back! There are enormous pressures on young girls in today’s world, and if they walk away full of positivity and having learnt some lessons, we’ll be delighted.”

The summit is being supported by national accountancy firm Haines Watts. Heike O’Leary, Haines Watts’ Group Head of Marketing, said: “Creating a more inclusive and diverse workplace is very close to our heart and we strive to offer both a rewarding work experience and also support our colleagues and young apprentices through mindfulness, resilience and wellbeing programmes. We have just been named one of the Top 10 UK Accountancy & Advisory firms to work for and we are absolutely delighted to support, nurture and inspire the next generation.”

Levis Strauss have added their support and commented:Levi Strauss is supporting the summit and Levi’s team member Michelle Pini-Reed will give a key note on diversity at work and 2 students from the Levi’s Music Project are going perform live on stage.

Go to the Reach website for further details, to read about the summit aims and to either register for a complementary ticket (11-14 years old girls only) or sign up for the live-stream of the event.