Girls Leadership and Success Series

  • The Girls Leadership & Success Series was established to help our students chart their paths to successful and fulfilling lives of leadership and impact. The GLSS presents a number of meetings throughout the school year, which focuses on teaching Maclay’s high school girls skills of self-awareness and confidence to empower them to become leaders in their communities.  The program varies from panel discussions to guest speakers to roundtable topics.

    2018-19 Series Guest
    Cori Close - UCLA Women's Basketball Coach
    2017-18 Series Guests
    Gwen Graham - Community Activist
    Ron Miller - Inspirational Speaker
    Amy Wells - Brand Manager Chick-Fil-A
    Anthony Robinson - FAMU Baseball Coach
    2016-17 Series Guests
    Kim Lewis - New Chapter Manager for Kappa Delta's national office
    KJ Macnamara - The Social Excellence Project

    2015-16 Series Guests
    Kim Lewis - New Chapter Manager for Kappa Delta's national office
    Jenny Moore - Class of 2007 Maclay Graduate
    Advising First Center for College Life Coaches, Florida State University
    2014-15 Series Speakers
    Chucha Barber, President of Chucha Barber Productions and Principal for Impact Visual Media
    Dr. Alma Littles, Chief academic officer at the Florida State University College of Medicine
    Coach Sue Semrau, Women's Basketball Coach at Florida State University
    Loranne Ausley, Former Florida House of Representative 
    Glenda Thornton is Vice President of Revenue Cycle Sales for Accretive Health 

The History of GLSS

    Mr. Milford first approached Beth Langford a former parent and community leader about the Girls in Leadership & Success Series, and she was happy to jump on board. "I am personally excited and vested in the program, topics, and speakers we are bringing to the female students at Maclay,” said Langford. “Working with young women all over the country for the past 25 years, I have seen firsthand the need for, and benefits of, building confidence and self-esteem in girls. We want them to take away from this program that you CAN do anything!"  From that point a steering committee of faculty and staff who are passionate about this topic was formed to develop the program.
    “Confident Leadership is the one trait that has the greatest potential to change the world,” said Maclay’s Head of School James Milford who created the GLSS concept. “Therefore, as we build our leaders at Maclay, we must be purposeful in our work to ensure we are meeting our students where they are and illuminating the way ahead. Learning from those who have gone before us is a part of the pathway to leadership and success. This program is a powerful way to engage and encourage our female leaders of tomorrow.”