Girls’ Network expands in the city
The Girls’ Network, a charity that supports girls aged 14-19 from less advantaged communities, is enlisting female mentors as they expand to Southampton.
Launched in 2014, The Girls’ Network is a national equality charity that pairs girls aged 14-19 with a mentor who is a professional woman. They connect mentees to professional experience opportunities, exclusive networking events and workshops, as well as a one-year mentoring program. The basis of this is the mentors and the charity has opened the recruitment for women in the city to register and train to become a mentor for a teenage girl.
“Mentoring is a simple but effective tool for empowering girls. It works best when women and girls share the journey on the basis of mutual connection and we are delighted to invite women from Southampton to join us as mentors.
“If you have experience in the workplace, have the time and the drive to help a girl overcome obstacles and seize opportunities, contact us,” said Paula Falck, Network Manager for Portsmouth and Southampton at the Girls’ Network.
Mentors can help girls overcome a variety of barriers, ranging from limited confidence to lack of access to role models who are women. The charity seeks applications from female volunteer mentors who are easily able to build relationships with others, committed and reliable, and good at problem solving.
The Girls’ Network asks mentors for a commitment of at least one hour per month, over a year. In return, they are fully trained and supported by the association.
To learn more and to register to become a mentor, visit thegirlsnetwork.org.uk/become-a-mentor.