Jamila Gordon set to inspire at School Leaders’ Breakfast
Cessnock City Council will once again host a School Leaders’ Breakfast as part of Local Government Week and this year’s guest speaker, Jamila Gordon is nothing short of inspirational.
Separated from her entire family, Jamila arrived in Australia when she was just 18 years old, after escaping the Somalian civil war, via Kenya.
Before sending her to Kenya, Jamila’s father gave her advice on how to survive and thrive, which was make yourself useful, be the best version of yourself and grow big dreams. Jamila has done just that.
Jamila’s intelligence, aptitude and determination has led her on a journey to a global career, which has included working for the likes of Qantas, IBM Europe and more recently, Director and Global CIO of GetSwift Ltd.
Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said he is very much looking forward to the event and believes our local students can gain so much by hearing from someone like Jamila.
“Jamila Gordon faced challenges in her early life that are unfathomable and her success proves that dreaming big and remaining positive can lead to great things.”
“I am certain our school leaders will walk away from this feeling inspired,” added Cr Pynsent.
Kicking off at 9am, the School Leaders’ Breakfast will be held at the Cessnock Performing Arts Centre on Tuesday 1 August 2017.
Schools from across the region have been invited to attend the event, giving students the opportunity to hear Jamila’s story and ask questions.