JLS alumni network
Since 1932, the Juliette Low Seminars (JLS) have been offering an opportunity for young women to develop international leadership, friendship and understanding.
The Juliette Low Seminars are a unique experience and the new JLS Alumnae Network wants to bring their stories, experiences and knowledge together. If you attended a Juliette Low Seminar, we would like to hear from you!
The 1963 JLS brought me an international family and amazing opportunities to grow as a woman and a friend… One of our participants became a Senator in Australia and served her country with great distinction. Another participant is a published writer in Japan and had a radio show when she lived in the US… I know that scouting was an extremely strong influence in me. While a scout, I met a young girl with disabilities who inspired me because of her tenacity and ability to overcome obstacles. Years later I became a professional in the field of disability and I know that that first exposure could only have happened in girl guides.
Rocío de Mateo, Mexico, JLS 1963, Our Cabaña
We want participants to:
- Share experiences
- Relive memories
- Reconnect with friends
- Form a support network of girls and young women
- Give the future JLS participants something to belong to after their experience
- Contribute towards helping another girl or young woman have a JLS experience
What are the benefits?
- Be part of a network of dedicated, well-connected leaders
- Have a space to build on your experience and seek advice from others
- Share a place of mutual respect based in common experience
- Have the opportunity to continue benefiting from those conversations and connections after the event is over
Please find more information about the plan for the Alumni network in the JLS Alumni Concept Note. If you are interested, please fill in the Questionnaire and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to receiving your stories and photos!
Did you know:
19 years after attending the JLS, I was back in the same World Centre (Our Chalet) chairing the JLS in 2008.
It was very touching; memories from people and events were so alive in my eyes and my mind. That was my inner power generator. It is now that I realize that JLS people can form a powerful and resourceful community that could serve the World Association in many areas…
My world experiences made me today’s International Commissioner, a position which I hold with pride and complete sense of responsibility not only towards my Association, but to the Europe Region and the world.
Sophy, Greece, JLS 1989 and 2008, Our Chalet
I discovered more about myself as a leader, learned different approaches to leadership and management skills, diversity, advocacy, communication, setting goals, teamwork and much much more. All this knowledge and information has helped me to realize my potential as a change agent.
Mary, Uganda, 2009 JLS, Kenya