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How becoming a Big Sister has changed me for the better

Loretta Smith is Head of HR & Shared Services at Pladis Global (McVities to you and me). Here she shares her Big Sister experience. Becoming a Big Sister with Girls Out Loud is one of the best decisions that I’ve made, for lots of reasons. Knowing that I’ve made a difference to a teenage girl’s […]

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The Little Sisters of Middleton Tech get social with UKFast

As with every Big Sister programme, watching the Little Sisters begin to realise their potential is always an incredible feeling. Last month, the Little Sisters from our current programme at Middleton Technology school took part in a workshop, hosted by technology firm UKFast, exploring how they can use social media to express their creativity. Led […]

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ALBION SISTERS READY TO ROCK

Launching a Big Sister programme always fills the Girls Out Loud team with excitement. On the morning of the launch at Albion Academy, it’s safe to say everyone was filled with nerves. It’s a big deal for a teenage girl to agree to open up to someone, especially to a relative stranger. It wasn’t just […]

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2018 – THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN – OH GOODIE!

Our Founder Jane shares her wish list for 2018 2018 is welcomed in by the media as the Year of the Woman? I thought that was a permanent state of affairs, however I have decided to embrace this with positivity and grace as opposed to feeling patronised and somewhat bemused! In my opinion, there is […]

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We Rocked at the Shining Stars Ball 2017!

WOW WE DID IT!  THE FIRST EVER SHINING STARS BALL AT THE HILTON ON FRIDAY 29 SEPTEMBER WAS A BLAST! We ate the most wonderful grub, we participated in some awesome prize raffles and auctions, we cried, we laughed, we shared some special moments.  We then threw glitter on our faces and danced the night […]

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TIME TO JOIN THE DOTS PLEASE!

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. Wise words but they require an incredible amount of self-awareness and self-discipline to live by. I spend my working week talking to and about the need to raise the aspirations of teenage girls in the UK. This inevitably leads to debates around self-esteem, body confidence, […]

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FUNDING NEWS

Grab your tiara and challenge yourself and your girlfriends to climb Snowden on a fully guided hike to raise funds for us. This event is led by Tiara & Treks on our behalf and there are still places left for 26 August so grab your boots and head gear take a look at http://www.treksandtiaras.co.uk/girls-out-loud and […]

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EMPOWERING GIRLS TO LEARN, LEAD AND THRIVE – ARE YOU UP FOR IT?

With positivity in mind our SHINING STARS BALL due to light up Manchester on Friday 29th September is looking fab. Big love to The Co Op for stepping up to be main sponsors and we are welcoming more awesome organisations on board as sponsors every day including Pladis Global (McVities), Kids Allowed and Enterprise Rent […]

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Rochdale Joins the Party

Middleton Technology School in Rochdale becomes the 36th school to step up and engage Girls Out Loud. Our Big Sister programme launched in school in May following a Role Model Relay event where we introduced over 100 girls in Year 8 to 35 awesome female role models. 20 Little Sisters will now start a year-long […]

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JUMP ON THE BUS WITH HER PLEASE!

TOXIC FRIENDSHIPS Over the past 12 months I have been inundated with pleas from parents at the end of their tether as they try to support their teenage girls navigate through the complex minefield that is friendship. The most reoccurring questions are….. Why are girls so mean? What’s with these yoyo friends? How can they […]

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Girls don’t need one role model, they need a tribe

It seems like every week there’s a new study out telling us how difficult it is to be a teenage girl today. Just in the past year, we’ve heard how teenage girls in the UK are among the most miserable in the world, that their mental wellbeing is worsening and that some girls as young […]

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