Great Girls News


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The first module of 2017’s Great Girls programme kicked off last weekend, and we’re so excited to begin this year’s training and mentorship. Participants met their pod mentors for the first time, and enjoyed coaching on how to create professional CVs. Girls also sat through workshops on how to apply for bursaries and tertiary institutions, plus how to apply for jobs and deal with recruitment agencies.




Click here to read the annual report from our Trustees, as well as our 2016 annual financial statements.

APRIL 2016

Great Girls was recently featured in the People’s Post on News24 – check out the article here


Thank you to everyone who donated gifts and refreshments to our Great Girls 2015 Festive-Season Party! It was a wonderful success, with every girl (including our alumni community of Great Girls participants from 2014) receiving a beautiful gift filled with essential goodies and little treats. It was also a wonderful opportunity for everyone to reconnect after the closing of the 2015 programme and discuss everyone’s goals and aspirations for 2016. Click here for more photographs from the party!



We are fundraising for Festive-Season Gift Shoeboxes for our 2015 Great Girls Festive-Season Party! We need approximately 70 shoeboxes, each filled with the following items:

  • Hairbands
  • Hair clips
  • Bar of soap
  • Hand cream
  • Lip gloss/lip balm
  • Deodorant
  • One piece of jewellery
  • Face wash
  • Sanitary pads

Please email if you are able to contribute one or more items from the list.

APRIL 2015

Listen in to the Great Girls radio interview with Voice of the Cape’s Shahieda Carlie (91.3FM), and find out what’s really involved in volunteering as a member of the team – and what Great Girls is all about:

22 MARCH 2015

Listen in here as some of the 2014 Great Girls participants and Great Girls founder Kristina Miller chat to Voice of the Cape’s Shahieda Carlie (91.3FM) about what Great Girls is all about, and how it’s helped them:

26 JANUARY 2015

We are currently looking for volunteers to be pod moms on our 2015 programme in Lavender Hill! Click here to see what’s involved in being a pod mom, and email if you would like to volunteer or find out more.


What an incredible way to finish 2014’s Programme in Lavender Hill! Click here for all the photos. Our participants were tested on everything they’ve learnt so far with six 20-minute mock interviews from industry experts. And we couldn’t have been prouder with how they performed, not to mention their incredible CVs and beautiful, office-appropriate outfits. The afternoon was taken up with final feedback and the graduation ceremony – including participants’ family members – where we not only congratulated our Class of 2014, but we also recognised nine Top Achievers, who were gifted either Prepare for the Workplace: Insider Tips for the Trade by Karina Bognon or Your First Year of Work by Shelagh Foster. So proud! We will be tracking the progress of our 2014 graduates for the next two years, as part our commitment to them.


Take a look inside our fantastic Module 5 of the 2014 Programme in Lavender Hill here, where participants each received an interview outfit, personally styled by Raffy Roberts of Chic Mamas Do Care. The outfits were also all tailored to the girls by Renate Taljard on the day. And in the afternoon, our Great Girls headed off on their outing to The Masque Theatre, to watch the play ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’. Thank you everyone who donated clothing and got involved!


See pictures from Module 3 and 4 of the Great Girls 2014 programme in Lavender Hill here.


Thank you so much to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for sponsoring our Great Girls outing to their beautiful grounds – the girls absolutely loved visiting!

See pictures from the outing here.


Listen to founder Kris Miller’s interview on Good Hope FM. Many thanks to the Good Hope FM team for the opportunity to talk about Great Girls on air.

29 AUGUST 2014


Help! We need some great business clothes for our first group of Great Girls. The clothing can be previously loved, but preferably ‘ever so lightly’ worn, and any size from S-XXL.

We’ve got an exciting ‘workplace styling’ morning lined up on 20 September, where each of our girls will be personally styled by Raffy Roberts of Chic Mamas, and they will be leaving with one outfit that will see them through their first interview of business meeting. Can you help us? 

If you are interested, please can you let us know (email, post on our Facebook page here, or call 083 656 2666 and we can gladly arrange collection. Our drop off areas are (but not limited to): Paarl, Woodstock, Cape Town CBD, Oak Glen, Tamboerskloof, Century City, Rondebosch, Claremont, Diep River, Bergvliet (Chic Mamas store), Fishhoek, Stellenbosch.

Thank you! #Give2GreatGirls


28 AUGUST 2014

The 2014 Lavender Hill, Cape Town programme is now two modules in (get regular updates after each module by signing up to our newsletter – email to join). Notably, participants enjoyed ‘Glamour Boxes’, thanks to kind donors and the support of Glamour magazine, Catrice and Essence cosmetics, as well as Great Girls hoodies thanks to Dale de Villiers ( View more photos from the modules so far here.


14 AUGUST 2014

Our first module for our 2014 Lavender Hill, Cape Town programme was a wonderful success! Click to our gallery for a sneak peak inside the first module here.

17 JUNE 2014

Listen to founder Kris Miller’s interview on CCFM. Many thanks to Odile and the CCFM team for the opportunity to talk about Great Girls on air.





27 JUNE 2014

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Great Girls was featured in the People’s Post. Read the full version here.

25 JUNE 2014


Thank you to everyone who has been donating items for the tea, coffee and lunches we offer all of our participants during programmes. It has hugely eased the pressure on our budget, and is much appreciated by our hardworking participants!