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GIRL GRIND UK CIC is sparking a revolutionary fire in the way Black, Asian Minority Ethnic women*, girls and gender expanding people are supported and empowered. Our organisation is fueled by a deep passion to systematically uplift and support these individuals at pivotal stages in their development.​


Through our GROWNISH (12-17), WOMANISH (18-30) and PRIMEISH (30+) development arms, we are fiercely committed to investing in the aspirations of our community, providing them with the necessary tools and resources to break barriers and reach their full potential.


​As a trailblazing organisation leading the charge for people and women* of colour, GIRL GRIND UK CIC is unafraid to take bold and radical action in the pursuit of equality and empowerment.

Our values of boldness, courage, freedom, and honesty guide us as we constantly push the boundaries and invest in our community through our team, events, and campaigns.


​Our mission is to ignite a movement for Black and Asian Ethnic Minority women and girls that is unapologetically grounded in principles of gender and racial equality. Through our award winning projects, campaigns, and mental well-being advocacy, we are fearlessly pushing for greater visibility and equality for women*, girls and gender-expanding people in the arts, health, and business sectors.


We celebrate and uplift inspirational women* from all backgrounds, uniting the strength and spirit to create a truly radical and empowering force for change.



Founder and CEO 

NAMYWA, music industry artist and songwriter, is the founder of GIRL GRIND UK CIC. With a BA Honours Degree in Applied Performance from The Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University and nearly a decade of music industry experience,  working with communities of young people, women and teen girls, LGBTQ groups and adults living with multiple physical and learning disabilities, NAMYWA brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role as the founder of GGUK.

Namywa is a visionary leader who is determined to make a difference in the industry by amplifying the voices of marginalised women and girls and supporting creative entrepreneurs to reach their full potential.


Shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 FUTURE FACES AWARDS, nominated as a Future Face of Arts and Culture by the GREATER BIRMINGHAM CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE and as a musician, 1 of 25 Black British Musicians supported by HELP MUSICIANS & MOBO AWARDS, NAMYWA is also one of 51 artists funded by the ‘Sustaining Creativity’ from PRS FOUNDATION, SPOTIFY & GIRLS I RATE in 2020.

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Our Board

Merisha Stevenson - Chair 

Winsome Hutchinson MBA - Secretary 

Hannah White 

Rachel Adams 

Shani Anderson 

Siobhan Harper-Nunes

GIRL GRIND UK CIC's Board of Directors, made up of all female or non-binary individuals, bring diverse expertise and perspectives to guide the organisation's mission of empowering marginalised women, girls and gender-expanding people, and supporting creative entrepreneurs. They provide strategic direction and key decisions while supporting the staff and volunteers. The Board's diversity reflects the communities we serve and helps us understand and address their needs.

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