Lizzie Harms is a 17-year-old gender equality activist and speaker who is determined to empower not only women but all people all over the world to be strong, resilient and successful despite life’s limits. Don’t be fooled by her age, Lizzie is a prime example of somebody breaking the teenager stereotype and braving backlash for standing up and speaking out for what she and so many others are passionate about.
After enduring years of sexual harassment and gender inequality during secondary college, Lizzie decided to create and lead change. With the help from a team of female peers, Lizzie led the creation of an event ‘Empowering Young Women’ in which she shared her story alongside Clementine Ford to over 400 young women from the Bass Coast, South Gippsland and Baw Baw regions of Victoria. Since, Lizzie has gone on to speak alongside well-renowned speakers Rosie Batty and Phil Cleary, speaking to a range of audiences at multiple conferences and events across regional and rural Victoria. Her efforts were recognized in 2018 when she was awarded the Youth Affairs Council Victoria’s (YACVIC) young people leading change in rural and regional Victoria award.
Lizzie Is an example, a beacon of hope, for the future in which all genders are respected and are strong/ resilient in order to challenge gender stereotypes and work towards a world in which we all have zero tolerance for inequality.
Resilience & Inner Strength
My Journey and Experiences
How we can all be an everyday hero on the path to gender equality (optional interactive session)
Creating Change & Remaining Hope
Throughout her presentation Lizzie will raise awareness of her charity of choice Australian Breast Cancer Research, and she will donate at least 10% of her speaking fee to Australian Breast Cancer Research. www.abcr.com.au