Really excited for Lesbian Visibility Day, April 26th, this year. I’m giving a talk ‘Is Lesbian Visibility Day in your Diversity Calendar?’ for the Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging in the North East network. You can find out more here.
Really pleased to be interviewed live on TRT World’s ‘Money Talks’ show on International Women’s Day, 2021, talking about the challenges globally of the gender pay gap and how to address it.
Do you work or volunteer with girls or young women aged 18 or under?
You might be a mentor, a youth worker or work or volunteer with a girls’ group or organisation – anything that supports girls!
To mark the 25th anniversary of International Day of the Girl this year – 11th October 2020 – I am running a competition to win a programme of 3 x 1 hour FREE coaching sessions with me via Zoom between October and December 2020.
The winner will be drawn at random on Friday 9th October. Entries (open to people aged 18 or over) need to made on this 2 min online form by 5pm (UK time) on 8th October 2020.
What’s this coaching malarkey and how can it help?
I’ll work one-to-one with you and you set the agenda for what you wish to focus on. My coaching does not offer you advice but rather, through questioning techniques, you arrive at your own solutions and decide on actions to take. I bring a confidential, objective, listening ear. And, you get a supportive accountability buddy while you take your actions and make changes!
Developing your potential helps the girls/young women you work with to develop theirs – you’re worth it!
Some examples of what previous clients have worked on:
- facing a challenge, opportunity or having a decision to make
- struggling with managing time, confidence or working relationships
- not sure what direction to go in
- juggling work and life balance
But the agenda really is yours! For a chance to win, here’s the 2 min online form. Complete it by 5pm (UK time) on 8th October 2020. Entrants must be 18 or over.
International Day of the Girl
This year’s International Day of the Girl theme is ‘My Voice, Our Equal Future’.
This year focuses on girls’ and young women’s demands to:
- live free from gender-based violence, harmful practices, HIV and AIDS
- learn new skills towards the futures they choose
- lead as a generation of social activists accelerating social change
Here are just a couple of statistics that demonstrate why marking International Day of the Girl is needed to draw attention to inequalities and provoke change:
- Nearly 1 in 4 adolescent girls aged 15-19 globally are not in education, training or employment compared to 1 in 10 boys of the same age.
- Nearly 4 in 10 adolescent girls globally think wife-beating is justified.
- 1 in every 20 adolescent girls globally aged 15-19 has experienced rape or forced sex.