The A Team

As the demand for our work grows so too does our operational team and we thought it was time you met them!

Jane Kenyon – Founder

Jane is our Founder, figurehead, brand attractor, voice and strategic visionary. She takes our message to the corporate and business world; is our key PR spokesperson; she speaks at events all over the UK, develops new products, recruits and motivates the team, leads our team of Ambassadors, heads the development and delivery of our Stardom programme; is our social media queen; leads our brand and marketing activities and delivers some of our day events.

Find out more about Jane Kenyon

Helen Cope – Executive Assistant to Jane Kenyon

Helen started her career in Law when she was 18 and progressed through a Manchester Law Firm to run the Crown Court Criminal department. After 10 years as a Lawyer she made a brief move to assist in her families Sales & Marketing business. Helen joined the Girls Out Loud team in February 2016 to support the Executive team across all areas of the business including event management, volunteer recruitment, marketing, database management, PR and general admin. Helen works her organisational magic to keep us all in order.

Likes – Family time, Traveling & Sightseeing, Eating out, Catch-up’s with friends

Dislikes – Bullies, Bad manners and Ignorance.

Jodes Salt, Lead Facilitator

Jodes is a qualified executive coach and a specialist in leadership development. Alongside her work empowering and supporting women she is also the mother of 3 teenage daughters so pretty well versed in the challenges facing the next generation of female leaders.

Living in Cheshire with her family, Golden doodle Tilly-Mint and Persian cat Dolly, she lives a busy life full of adventure and purpose running an online membership club for women to inspire them to live the happy, fulfilling and successful life they deserve. She’s also a No1 bestselling author. Her first book Woman Up was published last year.

Jodes works with Jane Kenyon, Our Founder to develop and deliver content for our Super7 workshops and various training events.

Likes – being at the coast for thinking time, rowing, rainbows and travelling

Dislikes – Turkish delight, waiting for too long and rain.


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Sarra Smith – Local Lead Big Sister & Stardom Coach

Sarra is our Local Lead managing Big Sister programmes in Greater Manchester area. She is also our newest Stardom Coach working with disadvantaged vulnerable girls.

Born, raised and living in the North West (with a brief stint in Sydney), Sarra started her career working with young people in education and after many years recruiting in the public sector managing accounts and teams and then working in education publishing sales she is back doing what she loves, informing, advising and nurturing young people. She has a particular passion to guide young girls and help them feel empowered and confident.

Likes – Experiencing the beauty of watching others blossom through being involved with Girls Out Loud , Meditation and Pilates, Stevie Wonder, Cornwall and Flat Whites

Dislikes – Marmite , the fact that my husband refers to Alexa as she, Rude and ignorant people, Techno music and the unnecessary cruelty of trolls on social media

Carol Savage – Local Lead Big Sister & Stardom Coach

Carol describes herself as a small, straight talking northerner with a sense of humour and an empathetic ear!

She started out wanting a career in the sports sector which quickly changed after a chance meeting which gave her an opportunity to work in the voluntary sector, supporting charities and developing their volunteering programme.

Seventeen years later and now a qualified Coach and NLP Practitioner Carol coaches young people in schools. She believes that with appropriate support everyone has the ability to aspire and reach their own potential. Her passion is to help young people believe and achieve this.

The most recent and exciting ‘chance’ meeting Carol had was with Jane Kenyon which led to the opportunity for her to become a Stardom Coach with Girls Out Loud. Carol is really enthused and looking forward to know how many years and the direction this next journey will take her.

Likes – laughter, silliness, learning new things, genuine people, sport, TV

Dislikes – snakes, disingenuous people, unfairness, inequality

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Dawn Clarke – Local Lead Big Sister, Manchester

Dawn has an impressive track record working with vulnerable adults and children in a variety of roles from careers education and guidance to youth offending and victim support to mediating within the criminal justice system and acting as a Health and Community Advocate. She is a qualified Mediator, counsellor, mentor and is currently studying to achieve an NLP coaching qualification. Phew!

Dawn stepped up to get involved with Girls Out Loud after a chance encounter with our work when her College hosted one of our Big Sister graduation ceremonies. As a spectator she was hooked and joined the next Big Sister programme as a mentor.

We are delighted and honoured she is now joining the A Team as a Big Sister Local Lead, as she clearly shares our passion to empower and inspire the next generation of young women.

Likes – Animals, travelling around the UK, meditating near water, the theatre, coaching with NLP to help people believe in their power to make the changes needed to achieve their goals.

Dislikes – Bullies, ignorant people, sprouts

Tracey Thomas – Local Lead Big Sister, Merseyside

Tracey is the Local Lead facilitating our Big Sister programme in schools in Merseyside. Tracey is also one of our Ambassadors and has supported Girls Out Loud from the start. She runs her own Marketing & Events company and teaches women how to set up home based businesses. She is also a University mentor in 3 universities across the North West.

Likes – Long walks with the dog, lots of holidays, nearly every carry on film, anything foodie and having a great collection of cook books.

Dislikes – People who are late, doing my accounts, Football, smoked fish and package holidays, I prefer to be a independent traveller.

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Beth Payton – Mindfulness Workshop Leader

Beth Payton is a Well Woman Yoga Therapist specialising in Women’s health and wellbeing.

She began her career as a Contemporary Dance Artist, performing Internationally and later going on to create her own Female Empowerment project ‘My Female Body’. Beth is also a published writer, her Feminist opinion pieces have been published by The Huffington Post Blog and more recently, Her + Earth. She has always been driven by social justice and gender equality and has worked extensively with women and girls throughout her career.

Having studied Yoga in India, Beth has since specialised in womb health and is now focussed on supporting women and girls to optimise their health and reconnect with the power of their bodies through yoga therapy.

Beth first met Jane and Girls Out Loud when she delivered a ‘My Female Body’ dance workshop on the Big Sister programme, later becoming a Big Sister herself! She is over the moon to be returning to the programme as Mindfulness Workshop Leader, 3 years later.

Likes: Woodland walks, meditating by Rivers and spending time with my little boy in nature

Dislikes: Being in a hurry, any form of mum shaming, plastic waste and littering

Emily Brinnand
Emily Brinnand – Role Model Relay Host

Emily is a wellbeing coach and a freelance Producer, making documentary style films. She started her career in radio after graduating from Sheffield University with an English degree and a Masters in Broadcast Journalism. After graduating she spent time working between Manchester and London as a music journalist before moving into producing television commercials.

In the last few years Emily’s redefined what she wants out of life and work. Her experience as a Big Sister back in 2016 was frame-breaking, and resulted in her changing direction, training to become a coach and setting up her own wellbeing business. Now after an epic adventure travelling around South East Asia she is back and working with our Founder, Jane Kenyon to host our hugely popular Role Model Relay events throughout the North West.

Emily says ‘Having gone through my own struggles at school and being bullied for being different, making sure girls are surrounded by strong role models is a passion of mine and I am super dedicated to inspiring woman of all ages to be the best they can be.’

You are in the right place, at the right time we say Emily! Welcome on board.

Likes – yoga, pretentious black coffee, going out for brunch, discovering new music, travelling, documentaries and beautiful flowers.

Dislikes – rudeness, disrespect, impatience, the rain and boring life admin.

How you can support our mission

Become a Corporate Sponsor
Sign up to be a Big Sister or Volunteer
You can make a one-off donation or set up a subscription
Fundraise for our Girls Out Loud Foundation
Purchase one of our tees or bags via our shop and partners

We're Recruiting! Business Development Manager Role, North West

We are looking for a Business Development Manager in the North West to join our team. This is a 2/3 days a week, 2 year fixed, rolling  contract to support our growth plans and attract more corporate sponsorship and financial investment.  Interested? Contact our Founder Jane direct for the spec and terms.  Would suit a women who wants to give back, supports our values and has a pretty impressive black book!