Girls Collective is an empowerment group set up specifically for young women.

The sole aim of the Girls Collective is to increase aspirations and empower young girls to go and realise their true potential.

Young women aged 13-18 can come along to our activities, sessions and talks run by inspiring women from in and around Sheffield for free. These sessions will inspire you to dream big and break barriers, give you some ideas for careers and jobs, help you learn how to help one another, and help you build skills that will help you in education and employment.

How can I get involved?

We're re-launching Girls Collective on Saturday 29th May and Saturday 5th of June, where young women aged 13-18 can come and attend our sessions to take part in a bunch of fun workshops and listen to a host of guest speakers. Sessions run will include thing's like improving your public speaking and boosting your confidence and motivation, and we have guest speakers who range from being pillars of their local communities to being involved in engineering for Rolls Royce!

Get your ticket for Saturday 29th May Get your ticket for Saturday 5th June

To find out more about the programme, including how you can get involved as a participant, volunteer, or guest speaker please contact our Project Manager Tashinga Matewe on [email protected] or call us on 0114 2999 210.

Success so far...

When it first launched, Girls Collective was primarily aimed at engaging young Muslim girls aged 15-16. Many of the participants were pupils at faith schools in Sheffield, and ran it in person from January 2020 to the start of the pandemic, and then ran some sessions online in the back end of 2020.

Former project officer Nabeela Mowlana is excited about where it's going;

I've been really excited to get this project started, we've had a brilliant response so far from girls in different schools across the city and I can't wait to get started

Our Girls Collective Fund has received substantial funding from the Tampon Tax, managed by South Yorkshire Community Foundation. The funding enabled us to deliver the first 5 months of the programme with zero cost to the participants. Find out more about our work with the South Yorkshire Community Foundation, or about their other work.