Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

BACA to work with one of the Independent's 20 most Extraordinary Women of 2017

As a growth coach, speaker, and author who helps women to achieve their best, both personally and through their business, Ali Golds will start working with young women at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy, BACA.  A select group of year 11 girls will work with Ali and her charity The Juno Project to hone their entrepreneurial skills.

Golds has worked with start-ups through to multi-million-pound companies, as well as advised awarding bodies and other leading education based organisations on enterprise and entrepreneurship; culminating in being appointed lead adviser on a UK government review of entrepreneurship education, 'Enterprise For All', in 2014. 

The Independent has named her one of the 20 Most Extraordinary Women of 2017, and she continues her mission this year to involve women in the entrepreneurial and business world through her work with BACA. Ali says “I’m really looking forward to it. I love working with teenagers and showing them that there is a bright future ahead, and that it is accessible.” A class of year 11 girls will have 8 sessions of the This Is Me programme in which they will develop their sense of self, as well as enterprise and employability skills. The course, aimed at young women, is designed to encourage girls to excel at their passions and interests and hopefully one day become entrepreneurs themselves.

This Is Me aligns closely to the ethos of BACA, which is dedicated to integrating entrepreneurship in all aspects of the Academy- academic lessons, sport, enrichment activities and the rewards system. The principal at BACA, Dylan Davies, quotes "We are excited to start working with Ali at the Juno Project as the valuable work that she is pioneering complements the message we communicate here at the school. Entrepreneurship is a central pillar to our curriculum and culture at the Academy."

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