Coordinated by Penrith Christian School, Girls Rising is an exciting, informative and inspiring day for Year 10 girls, from public and private/independent schools, in Western Sydney.

It aims to build strength in both mind and character, emboldening girls to reach their potential.


We show them how to be BOLD and stand against injustice.
We encourage them to be BRAVE and believe in themselves.
We believe every girl is BRILLIANT and can make a difference.


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 Due to current restrictions, we have sadly cancelled GIrls Rising for 2020.

If you require further information, please email 



In addition to our Key Speaker (Melinda Tankard-Reist), we have welcomed a number of amazing speakers to our platform over the years. These include:

  • Jessica Fox (Olympian - Kayak and Canoe)

  • Eloise Wellings (Olympian - long distance runner, and founder of Love Mercy Foundation)

  • Chloe Esposito (Olympian - Modern Pentathlon)

  • and many other inspiring people.


Our presenters cover topics such as objectification of women in the media, motivation, self-confidence, body image, healthy lifestyle choices and self-defence, as well as speakers who encourage students to have an outward focus on helping others.