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What we do

Our mission is to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models.

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Noor & Ulrika

Ulrika: I subscribed to a newsletter and saw an opportunity with The Girls’ Network come up. I liked it because at the time I travelled quite a lot and The Girls’ Network allowed for a flexible schedule. The year before I’d mentored a girl from Tooting and she’d gone on to do a degree in childcare. And then I got paired with Noor! It was an interesting opportunity to meet a young person in t...

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Henrike & Ramona

Ramona: I thought becoming a mentor would be a great opportunity to give something back from all the experiences that I had as a girl at University and when I found my first job. I learnt that there are always new things to learn and I was very grateful to all the people who helped me in finding out what I wanted to do. I think I take a lot of things for granted, so I wanted to learn more ab...

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Naimah & Meg

Meg: I decided to get involved in The Girls’ Network after a friend told me Charly and Becca’s story. It was perfect for me because I want everything I do professionally and personally to be helping others. I really wanted to use my skills to engage with younger people and help them develop their confidence and be empowered. I hope it’s going well so far!

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Silvia

Silvia was suffering from a lack of confidence and self believe just before her GCSE exams, and was struggling at school, but her mentor helped to deal with the anxiety and turn Year 11 around.

With help from her mentor, Silvia began to attend school much more and made really good progress with English coursework, earning her target grade of a B in English Literature.

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Why we do it

only

33%

of teenage girls spoken to in 2014 feel positive about themselves and their futures

there are

118,000

more young women that are NEET than young men and women remain NEET for longer

at age

16

50% of girls from the poorest homes achieve no GCSE passes above grade D

We believe

that no girl should have their future limited by their background, gender or parental income.

We believe

all girls should be supported to realise their ambitions, to discover their self-worth, and to develop their capacity to shape their world and their future.

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