Our Girls

Through partnering with ‘The Girls’ Network’ and ‘Fearless Futures’ and through campaigns on both Eventbrite and Facebook, GlobalGirl Media UK recruited participants for its first training from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Our first training in August 2016, empowered the following girls in digital media skills.  You can see some of their blogs here:

Lily Barnett
Aliyah Bensouda
Aisha Clarke
Ruth Egagha
Violet Marchenkova
Jorja Oladiran
Poppy Sharples
Monique Washington


The graduates – our London ‘GlobalGirls’ – have been busy at school and further education since the training, but they have also been involved in many activities in the last year as a direct result of the training.


LILY spoke out at the Million Women Rise March in London, 2017

Here are some examples of what London GlobalGirls are up to:

  • Aisha filmed the Giving Women Conference in Geneva in October 2016, for their website
  • Monique attended the 2016 Sundance Film Festival in London and filmed interviews with leading female directors
  • Aliyah won the Amazing Arabella prize at Kidtropolis, worth £1500, for her work on ‘Stealing Intimacy’
  • Monique attended the Southbank’s International Day of the Girl festival, October 2016, where both our films were shown on large screens throughout the day
  • Jorja and Aisha spoke onstage for Tedx Women in London reading The Girls’ Manifesto, December 2016
  • Violet attended the Strategic Institute for Dialogue’s Youth Lab
  • Poppy and Aisha submitted the films to the BFI Film Award
  • Monique attended One World’s The Future is Short documentary film festival at Channel 4
  • Monique, Poppy and Aisha spoke about GGM UK at Communication for Development’s Sight and Sound Festival at Somerset House
  • ‘Stealing Intimacy’ has won a ‘Gracies’ Award
  • Jorja has spoken in her school assembly about the influence of Michelle Obama
  • Aisha has made a film about mental health at universities and written an online article about her favourite feminists
  • Monique runs her own radio show, interviewing inspiring women on the arts scene in London
  • Lily spoke at the Million Women Rise festival in Trafalgar Square in March 2017, specifically mentioning GGM UK (see video, above)
  • Poppy was guest speaker at GGM UK’s panel discussion on International Women’s Day and has changed her degree to media and social impact
  • Ruth works as a volunteer at the citizen journalism organisation ‘World Bytes’ and is applying for the Aspire Communications workshop
  • Aisha has won the Guardian’s Positive Action internship as well as a place on the Grierson Trust documentary scheme this summer. She also volunteered at the One World Media Awards 2017
  • Monique has gained paid work on the TV show ‘Made in Chelsea’
  • Violet picked up the Gracies Award 2017, on behalf of all GG’s in New York
  • ‘Brexit Unveiled’ was shown at the London Feminist Film Festival in August
  • Jorja attended the GGM UK 2017 training, ‘How to Create Branded Content’
  • Monique and Aisha were interviewed by film platform, FilmDoo, about ‘Brexit Unveiled’
  • Aisha has been awarded the Channel 4 Production Scheme at The Garden Productions
  • Poppy is gaining work experience at Keo Films and Ricochet production companies
  • Ruth wrote and performed in a play at The London Bubble Theatre


We welcome to GGM UK our new graduates, from our 2017/18 mini-trainings











And we are excited to work with our twelve new 2018 GlobalGirls who have just completed their GGM Academy Training at Globe Ark Academy, Southwark.



Here are some of the things our GlobalGirls say they gained from the 2016 Training:

  • How to edit film and audio, how to write a news story.
  • Being able to compromise in a group
  • ‘My opinions are valid and important, I will talk more in my university seminars’
  • ‘I am learning arts and media while I am done going into graphics and this is a little bit different now’
  • ‘I know I will be more prepared to argue with mature students at my Masters course’
  • ‘The more training I do, the more likely that I will be accepted into university’
  • ‘I’m more knowledgable about feminism, happier with myself’
  • ‘I’m more hopeful, more confident, more prepared’
  • ‘I am more confident at using premiere pro, I am more confident at blogging, I have developed new social skills’