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Our Mission

To keep with the times & stay grinding! 

our values 

To be bold, courageous, free & honest. 

OUR COMMUNITY 

GIRL GRIND UK CIC was founded in the city of a thousand trades, based in Birmingham, West Midlands we work with, by and for Black and Asian communities across the region creating opportunities for personal and professional development. 

 

Our community is an untapped melting pot made up of the most vibrant, ambitious and creative kind of people. GIRL GRIND UK CIC is a multifaceted movement dedicated to shifting the culture forwards in light of depicting the brilliance of Black and Asain women and girls. 

As an organisation we look to the near and distant future, our 10-year goal is to become a national center point for BAME creative entrepreneurship and wellbeing amongst women and girls ages 12 - 30 in the UK.

GIRL GRIND UK CIC operates from the middle of the country holding aims to develop strategic delivery partners nationally, in Birmingham, Leeds, London, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.

about us 

GIRL GRIND UK CIC was founded out of a deep desire to systemically support Black and Asian women and girls at crucial stages in their development. We inspire, rejoice, and cultivate women and girls along their personal and professional grind.

Ambition in girls starts at a young age, GIRL GRIND UK CIC works to support girls aged 12 up to young women aged 30, through our GROWNISH (12-17) and WOMANISH (18-30) development arms. 

 

GIRL GRIND UK CIC aims to be a leading organisation at the forefront of change for people and women of colour. Our values are to be bold, courageous, free, and honest. Our ambition is to keep with the times and stay grinding. We invest in our community through our team, events, and campaigns to up-skill and entitle them.

 

At GIRL GRIND UK CIC, our mission is to pioneer a movement for Black and Asian Ethnic Minority women and girls, grounded in gender and racial equality rights history and principles, and through our projects, campaigns, and mental well-being advocacy.

 

GIRL GRIND UK CIC is pushing for equality and visibility of women and girls across the arts, health, and business growth sectors. We respect and encourage inspirational women from all walks of life, galvanizing the strength and spirits of women and girls from the African and Asian Diaspora.

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Meet the founder 

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Namywa 

Founder and CEO 

GIRL GRIND UK CIC was founded by music industry artist and songwriter, NAMYWA. Through GGUK her mission is to amplify the unsung voices of women and girls from marginalised communities and support creative entrepreneurs.

NAMYWA has a BA Honours Degree in Applied Performance from The Birmingham School of Acting, part of Birmingham City University and over five years of industry experience working in communities with young people, women and teen girls, LGBTQ groups and Adults living with multiple physical and learning disablilites.

As the founder of GGUK,  NAMYWA  has recently been 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, is 1 of 25 Black British Musicians supported by HELP MUSICIANS & MOBO AWARDS and is one of 51 artists currently funded by the ‘Sustaining Creativity Grant’ from PRS FOUNDATION, SPOTIFY & GIRLS I RATE.

Through her freelance work over the last five years NAMYWA has worked with and for organizations including BBC WEST MIDLANDS, ITV CENTRAL, CHANNEL 4, GOOGLE, YOUTUBE SPACE, PUNCH RECORDS, BEATFREAKS, LIVITY,  ARTS CONNECT, TALWA THEATRE, THE MIGHTY CREATIVES, MAS RECORDS, BIRMINGHAM PROMOTERS, BIRMINGHAM MUSIC AWARDS, PIVOTAL, TOWN HALL  & SYMPHONY HALL, and has been backed by funders such as ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, SPIRIT OF 2012 & UNLTD.

Aston University’s Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship (CREME) is delighted to support the entrepreneurial ambitions of talented creatives like Namywa. We value our collaboration with Namywa, and appreciate her insights on the value of entrepreneurship to economic and social wellbeing. 

Professor Monder Ram OBE

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