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Cancelled: The Girls’ Network and PONToon: Mentor Networking and Social Event

25 March | 17:30 - 19:30

The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is pleased to announce a partnership between The Girls’ Network and PONToon project at the University of Portsmouth to host their very first mentor networking and social for 2020.


If you are a current or previous mentor with The Girls’ Network, interested in finding out more about The Girls’ Network, and working/mentoring with us, or interested in finding out more about the PONToon project and supporting their research, then this event will be perfect for you! Please register your attendance on Eventbrite.

The schedule for the evening is as follows:

5.30pm – 6.15pm: Registration and informal networking with light refreshments

6.15pm – 6.40pm: Welcome and Introduction from the PONToon project and The Girls’ Network

6.40pm – 7.30pm: Continuation of networking and opportunities to speak to The Girls’ Network and PONToon project

We encourage mentors to bring along any friends/colleagues/family that may be interested in hearing more about The Girls’ Network and meeting other mentors to find out about their experiences. It is also a fantastic opportunity to network with our amazing mentors from a wide variety of backgrounds as part of our cohort.

If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch with Fiona Walsh, Portsmouth Network Manager at fiona@thegirlsnetwork.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

About The Girls’ Network:

The Girls’ Network aims to inspire and empower girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities by connecting them to a mentor and a network of professional role models who are women. We support over 1000 girls a year via relationships with schools in seven UK regions, including Portsmouth. Professional volunteers are trained in mentoring and safeguarding by The Girls’ Network and meet their mentees at least once a month for a year. Mentoring is a journey, helping mentees get from where they are to where they want to be. You can find out more here.

About the PONToon project:

The Girls’ Network would like to thank you to the PONToon project for sponsoring refreshments and venue space for this event.

PONToon (Partnership Opportunities using New Technologies fostering sOcial and ecOnomic inclusioN) is an exciting project that will use a range of new and developing technologies such as games development, 3D/virtual reality, social media and web/mobile apps to engage, support and up-skill women in order to aid their employment opportunities.

The project is centred around community development, social and economic inclusion and equality. It aims to produce a method of working that’s not only scalable and transferrable but also applicable to broader demographic sets and geographical regions for continuing impact. You can find out more here.


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