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She Can Be partners with The Girls Network
During the pandemic, our She Can Be initiative partnered with national girls’ mentoring charity The Girls’ Network to make a lasting impact on the career aspirations of young women from the least advantaged communities in London.
Our She Can Be initiative aims to empower young women to make informed decisions about their careers. As part of the campaigns ongoing work, She Can Be has helped to fund national girls’ mentoring charity The Girls’ Network - which aims to inspire and empower young women from the least advantaged communities. This new partnership will deliver a year-long mentoring programme to 30 young women across 2 London schools (Mulberry Academy Shoreditch and George Green’s in Tower Hamlets). The young women involved were matched with a professional female mentor by the charity in May 2021, embarking on 10 monthly 1:1 session’s to support them with skills like confidence-building, CV-writing, and resilience, as well as to enable opportunities like work experience the young women wouldn’t otherwise have accessed.
In late May, all mentees also attended a virtual She Can Be event, with the goal of enabling young women to familiarise themselves with professional environments and to experience a moment of ‘activation’ and belonging. The long-term consistency of mentoring is then designed to perpetuate and colour this to cement empowerment, confidence, and knowledge.