Festival of The Girl is a not-for-profit initiative that aims to inspire and engage girls aged 7 - 11 years and support adults to raise girls in a less stereotyped way.
Our impact so far
Since we founded Festival of The Girl in 2019 we've been able to reach over 7000 girls directly
and many more adults (parents / carers / teachers) through our social outreach.
at our 2019 live festival
in Tower Hamlets
at our 2020 free
at our 2021 free
and their families at our 2022 live festival
We exist because we want to change what it means to be a girl.
We want to remove the limitations gender stereotypes place on girls. And we want to start this conversation with primary school aged kids, and their grown-ups.
We've created global interactive events to give girls access to an incredible line up of female role models, workshops and activities that they can't always get at school. Our festivals are safe environments for girls to have fun, try something new, and most importantly; leave with a boost of self confidence.
Our main annual event takes place every October coinciding with UN's International Day of the Girl Child. We explore a huge variety of topics from careers, to body positivity, to mental health and sustainability.
Find our Inclusivity Statement here.
Festival of The Girl 2022
We were so excited to be live again in 2022! With over 1000 attendees, 50+ activity stalls, 8 main stage acts and 28 workshops it was a jam packed day of inspiring and engaging content for the girls and their families. Not only that but we created an exciting free virtual hub and Festival of The Girl activity book so no one missed out. We also had 100s of girls taking part in our #FutureGirlPledge campaign.
Festival of The Girl 2023
Saturday 21st October
Business Design Centre, Islington North London
"Thank you so much for putting on such an amazing event. I honestly can't tell you how inspiring, fun and brilliant it was. I've told everyone I know about it and they are all going to look out for the next one."
Festival of The Girl 2019
- Future Opportunities
We were thrilled to host our inaugural festival in 2019. With workshops, interactive stalls, Q&A’s and plenty of inspiring role models we shaped our festival around the theme of
Festival of The Girl 2020
- Future World
In 2020 we took Festival of The Girl online.
Young girls are our future change makers so we celebrated how girls can create an equal, exciting and inspiring 'Future World'.
Festival of The Girl 2021
- My Brilliant Body
The theme for our 2021 virtual festival was 'My Brilliant Body',
changing girls' perceptions of their bodies. Celebrating them for what they do for us, rather than how they are seen by others, and redefining what Girl Power means in 2021.
"I learnt girls are capable of anything."
Eva, aged 9
"Initiatives like this help bolster girls' confidence so it is more resilient and does not get eroded over time."
Support Festival of The Girl
We are a not-for-profit initiative built with passion, not funding. If you can help support our work with a donation it will help us reach more girls and their families.
With your help, we can make sure that all girls are supported through primary school, and that they feel happy, confident and excited to follow their dreams.
Together we can help them realise that being a girl wont hold them back because being a girl is their super power!
"I learnt how
to be myself."
Amber, aged 9
Festival of The Girl is committed to advancing equality and promoting inclusivity for all young people, regardless of their identity or gender expression.
We are passionate about inspiring girls to believe in their futures and the programme is designed to provide female role models for young people. We believe challenging gender stereotypes and breaking down barriers to inclusion benefits young people of any gender.
While we use the term “girl” to address the barriers that girls face at a young age, our mission is inclusive of trans and non-binary communities, and we encourage young people of any gender to take part.
Sponsors Taylor Wimpey creating inspiring & exciting content for our festivals!