New organisation fosters girl power
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls for Girls founding members Alisha McMullen, Dana McMullen and Madeline Hughes.