This month sees us say a temporary goodbye to our School Engagement & Liaison Manager, Katherine Birch as she starts her maternity leave. Hopefully Katherine will return to us within the next 18 months and her energy and ‘I can’ attitude will certainly be missed at Girls Out Loud HQ. I know all our Big Sisters and team will join me in wishing her well and demand that she stays in touch! And with one daughter and another one on the way, how can she say no!
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A message from our founder, Jane Kenyon: Anyone who thinks running a not for profit or charity is somehow less stressful or challenging than a commercial operation has obviously never done it or had the benefit of serious financial start-up capital or many wealthy donors! My resilience is tested every day. Growing a business where […]Read more
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Now, with IWD fast approaching, is a good time to remind ourselves of the theory of synergy. What? If we consider that women – half the world’s population – are struggling for equality of opportunity with men – the other half of the population, then it is obvious that humanity is not working harmoniously to […]Read more