Down to Earth.
We are Northern Girls’ Club. A powerful growing network of Northern talent.
Success lies in handling all the ups and downs of real life. By keeping it real – we encourage one another to take the next step in our lives – whatever that looks like for each one of us.
Through live events, team goal programmes and our talent directory – we are determined to showcase and spotlight all forms of Northern female talent.
🖼 🧠 ART PSYCHOTHERAPIST BURNLEY BORN SICILIAN MUMMY CARMELA 🧠🖼
✌🏻I am a 33 year old Burnley born Sicilian 🇮🇹. I live with my husband Matthew and little boy 🍼Vincenzo.
✌🏻You probably don’t know but … I’m a qualified Art Psychotherapist. Most people have no idea what I do. They think I get people to draw pictures, magically read their minds, then tell them what it means. It’s definitely not that. I am a registered allied health care professional who helps people with their mental health.
🖼 I use art making as a form of expression, and psychotherapy to help them make sense of their thoughts & feelings.
⭐️✨ HEAD STRONG HEAD OF STUDENT ADMISSIONS CAREER QUEEN IZZY✨⭐️
🌸Name: Izzy! @issyvalantina
🗣 I am the Head of Student Recruitment and Admissions at @ua92mcr in Manchester.
📕 I have an unnecessary need to keep my diary full to the brim and have the world’s worst FOMO if I ever miss out on a plan #busyizz. My friends would describe me as bold, brave and driven but with a softer side that will help anyone and everyone, sometimes to a fault! My family and friends will always be priority but my cockapoo Pablo always takes the top spot in my life. 🐶
💭 You probably don’t know but I work for a university founded by the Class of 92’ in partnership with Lancaster University. In the education world we are a ‘new’ institution and opened our doors to students in 2019.
🎥 🍿 OMG MAGIC MOVIE MAKER RESILIENT REBECCA 🍿🎥
❤️Name: Rebecca @rgill94
🌞I am a… 26 year old pie and gravy lover, chocoholic, book worm and film fanatic. 🎥
🎬You probably don’t know but I… am an Animation Producer and a Visual Effects Production Coordinator working on some amazing films and tv shows for companies like Disney, Netflix, ITV and Channel 4.
🥂So as a Visual Effects Production Coordinator at Cinesite (the company that does the Visual Effects for the Avengers, Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts, James Bond, The Witcher) I can’t tell you what I’m working on at the moment because of an NDA 🤫 but I’m currently coordinating the 2D departments looking after over 30 compositors, lighting artists as well as roto and prep artists. ⭐️ ✨
⚽️ 🥅 FOOTBALL REFEREE SOCIAL WORKING STUDENT SUPER-MUM 🥅📍
Name: Abby @abbygeorgia_x ☀
📍 Rishton 🌷
✌🏻I am a 21 year old, football referee ⚽ Studying for my degree as a Social Worker whilst being dyslexic 📙 Currently, I am on a year’s break from my studies due to falling pregnant and having my son, Roelly in August 2020 (my summer babe 🌸) ☀️
✌🏻You probably don’t know but I love refereeing football. I have refereed since November 2014, don’t get me wrong it’s hard and at times even harder being a girl (breaking down gender stereotypes 💪) but the opportunities I’ve been given make it worth it. I love seeing how proud it makes my dad watching me and watching how far I have come.
⚽ Refereeing comes with its highs and lows. Walking into the club house and 9/10 I’d hear “oh we’ve got a girl”…which only made me more determined 😂
🎨💜 PAINTING MIDWIFE BUSINESS BOSS WOMAN💜🎨
✨My name is Sundas @sundasthemidwife
📍 Born and raised in Burnley (did a stint in London)
💜I am a midwife, and have been practicing for over 2 years now!
💪🏻You probably don’t know but I am also a company director. I co-founded the Association of South Asian Midwives C.I.C. and when I am not at work I am working on projects to support south Asian midwives and the birthing community. At present we are preparing a conference to celebrate black and brown excellence in perinatal health🧠. So much work involved but for me it is a way of giving back to the community and aiming to bring about positive changes.✨
📱I had no business experience whatsoever but what prompted me to set this business up was a number of things, realising that I’m not alone in what I was experiencing and witnessing as a midwife. ⚡️
🇬🇧 🙌🏼 KICK ARSE MILITARY G.I. JANE (JOANNE) 🙌🏼 🇬🇧
My name is: Joanne (Durx to most) @admindurks
💁🏼♀️ I am 30 years old, currently galavanting around the world after making a life changing decision 5 years ago to join the British Army. I thrive off new experiences, I LIVE for food and I seek out outrageous adrenaline fuelled activities. I’m a ‘just say yes’ kinda girl. Take the opportunity whilst it’s there 💪🏻
🌍 On 01 Jan 2016 (talk about new year new me 🤦🏼♀️😂) I vowed to take ownership of my own happiness and take back control of my life, I pressed SEND on that application I’d filled out months ago. I worked my ARSE off, ran every morning at 0500 before work, dragged my carcass up Pendle hill wearing a weighted vest and carrying a daysack 3 times a week, studied maps/military history/U.K. campaigns and even read an array of newspapers daily 🤓 and against the odds, I commissioned from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Apr 2018 and have been loving life ever since ⚽️🏃🏼♀️🛥🌲🥂
🌴YORKSHIRE ➡️ DUBAI SUPER SOLO TRAVELLER 🌴
Ps. Yes she lives in Dubai but actually grafts for a living with a proper job (read: NOT an influencer) so is allowed in the club xoxo
Name: Narelle @nbecksp
📍Wakefield, West Yorkshire
✨I’m 31 years old…a teacher, reader, runner, libra, teetotal traveller with a unhealthy sweet addiction 🍬
🏠 I am currently living in Dubai. I left in 2016, rented my house out and said to friends and family, ‘I’ll be back in 2 years’ but here I am nearly 5 years later.
👩🏾🏫 I’m an English teacher/KS4 Coordinator and have been teaching for over eight years. I’m not sure where that time has gone, but it’s pretty crazy/makes me feel old when you have ex students asking for advice on how to become a teacher. Teaching isn’t quite the same as it was a couple years ago, but I’m grateful to still have a job and lucky to be able to see most of my students face to face 💫. I can’t wait until exams start again and I get to see the joy on students’ faces when they achieve their results!
Leading The Way
We are determined to showcase the fantastic power and potential of the women of the North.
If you can see it, you can be it!