Girls Empowerment - Short Workshops

Promoting Wellbeing And Optimal Functioning


Registrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Please email: to register.

Please note that if you are able to bring together a minimum of 4 girls, we can offer these workshops on alternate dates to suit your schedule. Please contact us for more information on bespoke programs.


The workshops will be held at the Jadis Blurton Family Development Center located at the 19th Floor, Kennedy Town Centre, 23 Belchers Street, Kennedy Town.


Each 3 hour workshop is HK$2,000 per participant.  5% discount applies if a participant registers in multiple workshops.

Each workshop will have a ratio of 1 Facilitator per 3 Participants.

A minimum of 4 participants is required in each workshop in order for the group to proceed. The groups will be limited to a maximum of 8 participants per workshop. Note that each workshop can be taken as a one-off (apart from workshops 5 and 6) or combined to form an empowering program.

Workshop 1: Self-Awareness and Appreciation of Strengths

15 October (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm

This workshop is designed to:

  • Enhance self-awareness of the innate strengths and skills of each individual
  • Explore passions and talents, character strengths and core values to relate to real life
  • Discuss what happiness means in well-being terms
  • Teach individuals how to use self-knowledge as a platform for establishing a ‘happy life’.

Workshop 2: Empowering Female Role Models

22 October (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm

This workshop is designed to:

  • Encourage individuals to think about who inspires them
  • Discuss which character strengths they admire in people and for what reason
  • Think about who or what inspires them to think about their own potential
  • Explore successes, failures and hard work of empowering female role models from close family friends, historical figures to world leaders.

Workshop 3: Goal Setting and Positive Direction

29 October (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm

From age 10 and throughout adolescence represents an important stage of life when it comes to self-discovery.  The journey from childhood to adulthood involves a great deal of questioning, observation and ‘trying out’ of new ideas and ways of being. It is an exciting stage of life but also confusing – on the one hand we want to do the right thing by others but at the same time it is vital to work out our own wishes, goals and dreams.

This workshop is designed to:

  • Empower individuals to find own direction by determining individual beliefs, values and direction
  • Be a lively and helpful introduction to the process of goal setting and direction
  • Encourage to look inward for inspiration to set positive goals and consider the steps to achieve each goal

Workshop 4: Media Messaging and Gender Stereotyping

12 November (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm

People can create or manipulate messages to target specific audiences – this is particularly relevant to the representation of girls and women in a variety of media.  As humans we have an evolutionary need to fit into a group and find our tribe, but is equally important that we understand that it is not necessary to sign up for everybody’s tribe. If our decisions are based on self-awareness, combined with media-savvy awareness – we stand a better chance of finding the right tribe for us.

This workshop is designed to:

  • Explore the meaning of ‘media’, ‘gender’ and ‘stereotype’ in order to develop knowledge filters which act as a defense against manipulative messaging that helps individuals make own choices
  • Enhance self-awareness rather than simply conforming to stereotype to help make better choices that are based on one’s own core values

Workshop 5: My Relationship with ME
Becoming Internally Attuned

Workshop 6: My Relationship with OTHERS
Becoming Externally Attuned

3 December (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm (Workshop 5)

10 December (Saturday) – 2pm to 5pm (Workshop 6)

Common sense and numerous research studies tell us that RELATIONSHIPS MATTER! The ability to enjoy healthy connections is not a ‘nice to have’ soft skill, but rather, it is central to the achievement of a flourishing life. Friendship is not about quantity but quality, and a few deep connections are worth more than a thousand ‘likes’.

Dr Maureen Gaffney, expert in human flourishing, identifies ‘connectivity’ as essential for flourishing. According to Gaffney: connectivity refers to the relationship with both yourself and others. Connectivity is a sense of relatedness to what is going on inside yourself along with the ability to attune with what is going on around you. Relationships are complex but our human ability to solve complex social problems is our highest form of adaptation.

These workshops are all about enhancing relationships from both perspectives:

  • Workshop 5: Is focused on developing a healthy relationship with oneself (by becoming internally attuned)
  • Workshop 6: Is focused on developing a healthy relationship with others (by becoming externally attuned)

Participants must register in workshops 5 and 6 together in order to maximise the gains from the curriculum.

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