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Oak Hill introduces women’s speaker series for students

As a co-educational high school, Oak Hill Academy is home to young men and women who are experiencing some of the most fundamental growth and development of their lives. Adolescence is a formative time period, and as a small-by-design boarding school, Oak Hill is proud to be ever mindful of the needs of our diverse student body.

Focusing on Lady Warriors

This year in particular, our school is making every effort to curate programming for the young women who call The Hill home. We recently introduced a new mentoring program designed specifically for our Lady Warriors.

Women for Women (W4W) is a point-in-time mentorship that offers our Lady Warriors the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of successful and experienced women in a relaxed and interactive venue. Through periodic visits from an array of W4W contributors, the young ladies of Oak Hill will hear success stories containing themes of whole-life leadership, creativity, boldness, self-advocacy, tenacity, resilience, and networking.

W4W story-tellers are drawn from our alumni, current and past parents, friends of the school, and community members. Meetings take place in the Hough Dorm commons—home to our female students—where presenter and audience can interact comfortably and naturally.

The first W4W meeting occurred in December and was an amazing event led by Ms. Tracie Logan, parent of a current student. Ms. Logan shared about her life journey and how she overcame obstacles along the way, providing plenty of inspiration.

A vision for the future

Our vision is for participants to better recognize and understand the set of personal character traits that undergird the lives and stories of successful women, despite the unique pathways they may travel. Each contributor will impart valuable lessons that our students can carry forward as they prepare for life after high school.

Our faculty and staff are looking forward to hosting W4W visits on campus for the foreseeable future and are eager to expand opportunities for our Lady Warriors to thrive, flourish, and become their best selves here at Oak Hill.

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