New or­gan­i­sa­tion fos­ters girl power

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Dono­van

THERE is a power to shar­ing ex­pe­ri­ences and learn­ing from peers, says South Perth’s Dana McMullen.

To­gether with her sis­ter Alisha and friend Made­line Hughes, Miss McMullen co­founded Girls for Girls in 2016, a not-for-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion to in­spire, sup­port and em­power girls be­tween the ages of 14 and 25.

Miss McMullen said the or­gan­i­sa­tion was es­tab­lished af­ter she left school and felt the loss of a com­mu­nity net­work.

“We wanted to cre­ate a com­mu­nity for young women to be able to net­work and seek men­tor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties,” she said.

“So the group gath­ers once a month, with each gath­er­ing themed on va­ri­ety of topics such as pro­duc­tiv­ity, self care.”

This month’s topic is fi­nances.

“We wanted the gath­er­ings to give the girls an op­por­tu­nity to learn new skills and help each other by shar­ing their ex­pe­ri­ences and sup­port­ing each other,” she said.

Sup­ported by Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional South Perth, Girls for Girls meets on the sec­ond Sun­day of each month at South­care in Man­ning. Email info.girls for­

Girls for Girls found­ing mem­bers Alisha McMullen, Dana McMullen and Made­line Hughes.

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