Last weekend, Girls Club went into its second year, with the first event – The Girls Club Social. It was on a scorchingly hot Saturday afternoon at the fun Madame Brussels. Besides the organisers (Shannon Steinfort and me, Fox), ten brave souls faced the heat and came together for jugs of punch and chit-chat. New faces, old faces.
The last Girls Club event for 2013 was at The Mess Hall on Sunday 3 November.
The Theme: My Future, Part 2
In July, we had an event called My Future, Part 1 where we did this Activity Sheet and worked through what we might want for ourselves in 2014. Then we broke down our ideas into smaller steps, so that we could start exploring them further.
The last Girls Club event was at The Mess Hall on Sunday 6 October.
The Theme: “Lean In” Book
This month, we discussed the book Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, which was written by the COO of Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg, after the success of her TED talk, Why we have too few women leaders.
The last Girls Club event was at The Mess Hall on Sunday 1st September.
The Theme: Role Models and Girl LOVE!
This month we got together to talk about the women we admire and look to for inspiration from all over the public sphere. We talked musicians, actresses, businesswomen and politicians. Here are a few of the women that rated a mention (they all do but some got lost in the notes!)
The last Girls Club event was at The Mess Hall on Sunday 4 August.
The Theme: Behind the Scenes
The idea for this month’s Girls Club event was very, very simple – What are the decisions we make, behind the scenes? What goes on in our lives, behind the scenes? – but the end result was one of the most intriguing and inspiring events yet!
The last Girls Club event was at The Mess Hall on Sunday 7 July.
The Theme: My Future, Part 1
You know, the idea of “Girls Club” is all fine and good. A club – wanting to foster positive relationships between females – that has monthly activities? Yep, that’s great. But we worry. We worry that it will get boring. We worry that it won’t be meaningful enough. How do we make it more meaningful, and create a longer story arc?
Our first tactic is to have a big topic, “My Future,” as an ongoing & recurring theme. So “My Future, Part 1” was in July, and “My Future, Part 2” will be in November, and we’ll be following everyone up on their thoughts and progress in-between.
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The last Girls Club event was at Trunk on Sunday 7 June. What a turnout!
The Theme: Self Love
We wanted to talk about self-love, self-esteem and self-worth. But these can be tricky topics to discuss publicly, so we put together a worksheet for the event, and read through it first.
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We had the second Girls Club event at Trunk on Sunday 7 April, and again, it was a warm and enjoyable gathering with such lovely people.
The Theme: Assertiveness
First up, we’d like to say that one of the attendees, Tessa, posted a great summary of the event on her blog, Silence Without. But we’ll also do a quick summary here!
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We had the first Girls Club event at Trunk on Sunday, and it was wonderful. A great turnout, and so many smiling faces!
The Theme: The Club
For our first time, the theme was the Club itself. We wanted to hear what everyone’s thoughts about what “Girls Club” could mean to them, and what they wanted to get out of the club.