Take the Lead

Participant saying her speech in the final round.

Take the Lead
Public Speaking Contest for High School Girls

Take One:
Make a video.
Take Two:
Do it live.
Take Three:
Win free tuition & residence.

Take the Lead is a
one-of-a-kind public speaking contest for high school girls in grades 11 and 12.
There is nothing like this in the country.

Participants are invited  to prepare and deliver a speech on
a woman or women whose leadership inspires and empowers others
– this could be anyone from your Mom to Hillary Clinton to your childhood Girl Guide unit!

The grand prize is one year of free tuition and a room in residence at Brescia worth over $15,000!
A second and third prize of $500.00 and $250.00 (respectively) will be also awarded.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 1st, 2017


Register to Participate Opens on Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Complete our online registration form indicating your intent to participate in Take the Lead
Early Bird Video Submission Deadline Monday, January 9th, 2017 Submit your video to qualify for the $100 Lululemon gift card draw
Final Video Submission Deadline Monday, February 6th,2017 This is the last day to register and submit your video
Live Rounds at Brescia Saturday, April 1st, 2017 Live speech competition, including a preliminary and final round, to compete for the top three prizes


If you have questions, please contact Kimberley Milani at k.milani@uwo.ca.