And finally a very emotional Gina Moore won the first ever Rock Star Award sponsored by Enterprise Rent A Car. This is a discretionary award given to an individual who rocks and carries the baton for female empowerment for girls everywhere. Gina’s story from a troubled teenager to a confident and aspirational young women moved the room. Gina is testament to the power of self-belief and how it is possible to turn your life around when you have someone who believes in you unconditionally and who gives you a new set of tools. Gina worked with Jane on the first ever Girls Out Loud programme back in 2008 when at 15 she was struggling to survive a dysfunctional upbringing involving physical, sexual and emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment, a stint in the care system, bullying at school and disconnection from the world around her.
Today she is 24, about to qualify as a PE teacher, her dream job, one she has worked hard to realise. She is in a loving and healthy relationship and Mummy to an adorable little girl.
She is bold, brave and beautiful and we salute her.