Our first glamorous, Black-tie fundraiser since 2019 and it’s going to be a corker, we can’t wait….
Forget every other Awards Dinner you have been to this past year – this is nothing like them! We promise no long-drawn-out process, with tens of nominees and tens of categories.Just 8 powerful, inspirational stories to celebrate women and girls rocking it, plus a classic British menu, great company, entertainment to make ya say ooooo and get you dancing ALL night, professional hosts and surprise guests, all delivered to the electric soundtrack of the 90s. A ‘Party with Purpose’ indeed.
We promise a fun and magical night out for you and your team, suppliers, clients, family and friends and in return know for certain you will be supporting our cause – encouraging teenage girls to find their voice, their confidence, their aspirations and their gumption! Together we will create some memories and secure a better legacy for our teen girls. The landscape they are attempting to navigate is getting tougher by the year. They need us now, so what we do on this night matters!
Will you be there for us and for them?
Be Bold, be Brave, Believe and get that table booked!
“This was simply the best awards dinner I have ever been to – the attention to detail, the glam and glitz, the entertainment, the food and the cause, well wow, I cried and I laughed in equal measure. Can’t wait for the next one.”
Quote from an attendee at the 2019 Ball
Since we last hosted our last Shining Stars Ball, pre Covid in 2019 the landscape for teenage girls has become tougher to navigate. Low mental health is now so common it has been normalised; misogyny in our schools is an everyday challenge with 1 in 3 girls experiencing sexual harassment each day; bullying now affects up to 54% of girls aged 15-17 and one in 5 of girls aged 10-15. Due to easy access porn available on all smartphones, girls evidently feel the pressure to look like an Insta influencer and behave like a porn star. Consent and intimacy remain misunderstood
We now have to add to this dangerous mix the ghost children, the children who don’t even show up to school for fear of violence – our children simply do not feel safe and our girls see empowerment as a ‘nice to have’ or ‘not for them’.
Girls are in pain and need a safe space to share their worries, someone who cares, someone they can trust who can guide them. A female role model to inspire them. Our work has never been more important or necessary, but the funds are not in the system to support our intervention work, even though after 14 years our track record and impact are undeniable, as you will see from all our case studies on this site and for real at the Ball.
We know many of you get that girls become our future female talent pipeline and if we don’t disrupt the status quo and invest in empowering them now, we will all pay the price.
Through many conversations and collaborations, I also know social responsibility and impact matter to many of you, so I am calling on you to share this night with your network, clients, suppliers and in-house teams.
Together, we can and will make a difference.
We are delighted to welcome one of our top supporters Stanmore Insurance as our headline sponsor this year and the following top organisations will be sponsoring Awards and activities.
Brazen PR, Seddon Construction, Purple Story, Intuitive Recruitment
We have sponsorship opportunities available, for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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