Be Seen, Be Heard and Make a Difference: The Inspiring Woman Programme, Dublin

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

Inspire Woman Programme

14 February 2016, Dublin | Official Facebook Event Page | GirlCrew Dublin Event Page | | Follow the Inspiring Woman Facebook Page

Inspiring Woman is an incredible programme developed by Shirley Graham that combines creative processes, feminist philosophy and mindful leadership models to empower women and girls to become leaders, change agents and history makers and one of these programmes will begin in Dublin next month.

The programme consists of three full-day workshops, a one-to-one mentoring session, weekly inspirational emails, and a buddy system to keep participants connected and motivated over the course of the two months. All creativity tools are included in the cost as are tasty treats! Reference notes and self-study suggestions are included (but not compulsory) as each participant is encouraged to take the programme at her own pace. The programme is gently and encouragingly facilitated in a framework of self-compassion and non-judgment with the aim of exploring how we can step into our authenticity and courage and become more inspired and inspirational in any aspect of our lives.

In Shirley Graham’s own words, “We are living through a time of rapid change, where more women are taking on leadership roles, setting up their own businesses, following their life’s purpose and creating lives that feed their mind, body and soul and that inspire those around them. There comes a time when we know we can take an even bigger leap forward if we have the support of like-minded women to encourage us along the way and cheer us on as we create the changes we envision, that’s why this facilitated process is so powerful.”

Inspiring Woman takes the form of three one-day workshops encompassing the three main elements of what you’ll explore – Becoming Authentic, Becoming Courageous, and Becoming Inspiring. These might be qualities you desire for yourself and your own happiness, or they might be qualities you want to embody to serve others. Whatever your motivation to attend, we’re sure the rewards will ooze seamlessly into both aspects of your life regardless!

The workshops are designed to interlock and build on each other to clarify and support the achievement of your highest vision and goals through a structured, step-by-step process. There will only be one programme running this season and it takes place in the beautiful oasis that is the Dublin Holistic Centre, 28 South William Street, Dublin 2.

Workshop Dates:

1. Authentic Woman, Be Seen: Sunday February 14th 10.30-5pm
2. Courageous Woman, Be Heard: March 20th 10.30-5pm
3. Inspiring Woman, Make a Difference: April 17th 10.30-5pm
Cost: €450 Value: Priceless! There is a special discount for GirlCrew Members! Contact Shirley for more information. Early booking is advised as places are limited. Contact to book. Visit for further information.


“The course has been really fantastic and I have gotten a huge amount out of it. It has enabled me to focus on my life goals, and see how I can make them happen and explore these, in a safe and supportive space. The course has also enabled me to tap into my creative side and have ‘fun’- something which is all too often missing in the day to day. As a result of the course, my mindset has changed, and I now have different priorities going forward and also have more much- needed confidence in myself. Shirley is a fantastic person-and teacher, who runs the course with amazing energy and inspires all those participating. I would highly recommend the course to any women-even if you don’t feel you need it, you probably do!” – Mairead Healy

“Dr Graham’s inspiring course allows for time in a sacred space to explore and rediscover hidden strengths and talents. It empowers and enlightens through many different creative forms. I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for positive change in their lives.” – Bernie

About Shirley Graham


She has an MA in International Relations from DCU and a PhD from NUI Maynooth on Gender & International Peacekeeping, she currently works as an advisor to peace building and women’s rights organisations north and south of the island. Some of her research was recently published in ‘Gender & Peacebuilding: all hands required’ by Lexington.



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