The Empowerium
4-10 December

The Empowerium, a pop-up shop, exhibit and event space, raising money to empower and support girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities, launches in Coal Drops Yard this December.

Where it all began

In December 2020 we launched The Empowerium online, a spoof marketplace 'selling' faux empowering products. They were as ridiculous as gender inequality itself, everything from a 'have it all' hold-all to a pay gap filler. Upon clicking buy on any of these items, shoppers were instead asked to do something that will actually empower a girl: donate to The Girls' Network. The concept was a huge hit and the natural next step had to be a physical store.

The Empowerium: pop-up shop, exhibit and event space

Opening Saturday 4 December in Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, The Empowerium invites people to take part in a raffle to win exclusive items while raising money to enhance the opportunities of girls aged 14-19 from the least-advantaged communities across England.

Cara Delevingne, Karla Crome (Carnival Row, Misfits) and brands including The Body Shop, Cos, S120 and Cissy Wears have donated products which will be displayed and raffled off to support us in securing unlimited futures for every young woman. Items available to shoppers include a one-off sketch by Downton Abbey costume designer Anna Robbins and a print by Sussex artist Sara Pope. When you visit the store, you can buy raffle tickets to be in with a chance of winning one of the items donated and learn more about our mission and how to get involved. All proceeds will go directly towards our mission.

"We are delighted that so many women and well-known brands have got behind this idea, all of whom share our goal of securing unlimited fures for every young woman.

"The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on those from the least advantaged communities continues to be felt and we hope that this shop, with its unique items and essential message, will encourage people to donate and support us in our mission." - Charly Young, CEO at The Girls' Network

How YOU can get involved

Share our belief that no girl should have their future limited by their gender, background or parental income? Visit us this December at The Empowerium in Coal Drops Yard to learn more about how we support girls aged 14-19 from the least advantaged communities across England. Browse the items on display, purchase raffle tickets, take photos of the beautiful space and share it with your own networks. Don't live in London? Take a look online and make a donation that way. Every action of support you offer makes a difference.

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