The Girls' Network

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.

We believe

that no girls should have their futures limited by their gender, ethnicity, background, or parental income

We believe

that 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

How we do it

We partner with secondary schools and colleges across Greater London, Sussex, Portsmouth, the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the North East, Tees Valley and Liverpool City Region, to match girls aged 14-19 with a volunteer mentor who is a woman. All our mentors go through an application process and are trained by us in mentoring and safeguarding. Once girls complete their year-long mentoring journey, they graduate and access membership to a lifelong Ambassador Programme.

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Mentee places

  • Minimum cohort size 15 girls can be from more than one year group aged 14-19 years.
  • It costs us £750 per year for each girl on the programme so we ask for a school contribution of £300 per girl.  Some of our existing schools have used their pupil premium budget for this.
  • Each school is provided with a middle and end of year impact report to show the benefits to the programme on their students.
  • Each cohort also gets a minimum of 2 workshops on things such as CV skills or confidence building.  They can also be University tours, visiting places of work such as Tyne and Wear Fire Rescue.
  • Please email for more information on how our programme can benefit the girls at your school.


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