Girls for Girls giving young women empowering community network

Girls for Girls founding members Alisha McMullen (19), Dana McMullen (21) and Madeline Hughes (19).
Girls for Girls founding members Alisha McMullen (19), Dana McMullen (21) and Madeline Hughes (19).

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

Along with sister Alisha and friend Madeline Hughes, Miss McMullen co-founded Girls for Girls, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring, supporting and empowering females aged 14-25.

Miss McMullen said the organisation was established in 2016 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 and this month we will be looking at 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 through school, uni, work and other areas of life.”

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

Email info.girlsforgirls@gmail.com