We are a reflection of our community...
Our dedication to changing the lives of women goes doesn't start and stop at business and personal development. For years we have been working side by side our communities to create impact and inspire positive change but there is still work to be done.
We are always making new connections and links and looking out for people who are ready to roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. If you want to get involved with any of our projects get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
Coming this Summer!
In the literary world women are often un-heard and un-represented but we aim to change that. This year we are launching our second Womanly Words project that will take creative writing to the stage. We're bringing words to life and we'd love you to join us! Sign up to our newsletter for updates and news on this projects.
Girls Confidence & Aspirations
It's time to take our daughters development into our own hands. Give them the tools to shine and work to achieve their dreams and goals. This year we ran our second instalment of You Go Girl engaging with girls aged 8 - 12 and 13-16 over the Easter holidays. We covered body confidence, writing your future, social media and finding your mojo.
2007 – Your Time to Shine Talent Show.
This project identified 5 girls aged 16 – 19, and supported them to develop the skills of project management, marketing, financial management and team working. The girls in turn worked with the artists to improve confidence and their performances. The project was a huge success culmination in a show celebrating 20 young artists and attracting an audience of over 100 at the Mockingbird Theatre in Digbeth.
2008 – Leadership & Peer Mentoring Programme for Women. This project identified and trained 21 women in the skills of leadership, empowering self and others.
2010 Active Women.
A health programme to encourage more women to exercise and eat healthier food. Workshops including cooking, yoga, nutrition, raw food, fitness tasters and culminated in a 5 year weekly exercise programme for women at Edgbaston reservoir.
2011 Soup and Socks.
This project encouraged women across the city to donate soup and socks to the homeless.
2012 Snowden Challenge.
This project was a challenge to 8 women to make the climb and overcome their fears.
2013 Girls Mentoring project, Mosaic.
This project encouraged women to volunteer, train and mentor girls at primary schools across Birmingham.
2014 Books for Women and Girls.
This project evolved from the mentoring programme and raised over £700 for schools to purchase more books with powerful female characters. It culminated with an event Bring a Book to Dinner, where attendees shared discussions about their favourite empowering books.
2015 Womanly Words.
This was a series of writing and spoken word workshops designed to encourage more women and girls to write. 245 women and girls participated in our workshops which included confidence building, script writing, poetry, storytelling and Spoken word. The project produced 100 copies of an anthology of poetry and included 20 new writers. Shakti Women also donated £3250 to the best writer.