HELLLOOOOOO GFPs!!!! And welcome to this, the OLYMPIC EDITION of the Invisible Women newsletter. Don’t worry, it won’t be Olympic sized, only Olympic themed.
It’s time for another GFP LIVE
! And this time it’s going to be a bit different. First of all I’m going to host it on zoom and live viewing will be limited to members only. But more importantly, it’s not going to just be with me! Regular GFPs may remember that a few issues back I covered the amazing work that Make Space for Girls are doing
. Well, founders Susannah and Imogen have very kindly agreed to join us for Episode 2 of GFP LIVE to tell us all about what they are doing, how they got going, and generally to inspire us with how to be a GFP who is getting out there and FIXING IT! I will spend the first half chatting to them and then open up for audience questions so you can ask them whatever you like – maybe advice for doing your own GFPing?!
If you are not yet a member and would like to be part of this zoom you can sign up here
. All members who sign up before Monday 9th August
(ie by midnight on Sunday the 8th)
be sent a zoom invite along with instructions for how it’s all going to work. Eeeeeh!
I’m EXCITED! (and also a little terrified)
I will be recording the zoom and putting it up on the IW youtube channel
after for those who weren’t able to make it. In future I may make (some of) these recordings available only to members too, (not just to be churlish but so people feel more comfortable about speaking freely) but we’re still figuring things out here so for now I’m sticking to the model of GFP LIVE being available to members only, but everyone can watch them after the fact on YouTube.
I also have some news on the members area! Thanks to the many lovely GFPs who got in touch with ideas about where to host this I’ve had a play around with various different platforms and I’m pretty set on Circle
as the most user friendly, and also with the best functionality for what we want to do. I’ve been hard at work setting things up there in anticipation that I will plump for their offering for our MIGHTY GFP WORLD DOMINATION PLANS. Their platform also promises that events will be coming soon which will hopefully make GFP LIVE even easier to manage in future – I have a meeting booked in with them tomorrow evening so will report back! And maybe even go live shortly after! EEH! MORE EXCITING!
In other news, you may have noticed this little thing called “The Olympics” that got going recently. Shall we have a look and see how they’re handling the ladies? Oh come on, it can’t be that bad…..🤪