Principal Kevin Tutt was invited to join a panel of speakers in a forum at the 'International Day of the Girl' breakfast held at Adelaide Oval this morning.
He was called to speak on the topic 'Girls & Boys Unite To Change the World!', a sentiment very in line with how he approaches the issue of gender inequality.
“Males AND females must work together on gender equality with a shared commitment to the education and healthy development of girls.”
In his leadership role at Prince Alfred College, Kevin was focused on a more appropriate expression of masculinity and actively stood against the archaic messages about what it means to be male. His work in Cambodia involved the introduction of social enterprise programs for women and providing free education for girls, enabling them to see a future for themselves they could never have imagined. Now, as Principal at Seymour, Kevin takes very seriously the important role he plays as one of the few male leaders in the all-girls school domain.
"I have always been a strong advocate for girls and women. It’s part of who I am."
Kevin finished his speech by addressing one of the ideologies at Seymour.
"One of our slogans at Seymour is this – that there has never been a more important time to be developing women of strength, optimism and justice. Everything we do is about giving them the learning and skills to walk out onto the world stage with absolute confidence and challenge the status quo."