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Catalyst Summit: 10 Reasons You Should Join Us

Are you a young woman – aged 18-26 yrs – who wants to make a difference? As we have designed a sustainability learning and mentoring programme just for you. Here are just 10 good reasons why you should probably join us: FIND YOUR PURPOSE – Our inspiring, online sustainability & green careers event, which is held over 3 days in July, will help you find your purpose & be a confident change-maker. “The Catalyst Summit gives you the opportunity to…

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Catalyst Voices 2: what did I learn?

As our 2020/21 mentoring programme draws to a close, we have been receiving some fabulous feedback and stories from our catalysts. This month Nour, Taryn, Renée and Julia share with us what they learnt from last year’s Catalyst Summit, their experiences of the mentoring programme and some of their goals for the future.   My name is Nour Meshref. I’m Lebanese and I’ve been living in France and doing my Master studies here since 2018. My field of study is…

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Changemaker Voices: What did the Catalyst Bootcamp do for me?

Name: Abi Reeves  I’m 19 years old and currently studying English at the University of Bristol. I come from a little town called Horsham in West Sussex. I spend a lot of my time reading – for my degree and for fun – running, and playing basketball. What would your dream job be? My dream job would be to be a full-time writer. Why did you come on the Catalyst Bootcamp? I’m very interested in climate change and the idea…

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Catalyst Life S.A.V.E.R.S – Wake Up to your full potential

At times life can be difficult and we can all do with a bit of support to help us deal with some of the daily challenges we face. Building Resilience So it can be really useful having a toolbox of techniques available to help make it easier to bounce back. This is what is known as resilience.Resilience is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties” and it is a useful skill to build. Part of building resilience is…

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What does it mean to be Body Confident?

We’re taught from a young age that nothing in life is perfect. Everything comes in different sizes and shapes, so why can’t we accept that when it comes to ourselves?  Megan, our communications assistant, has written us this blog on ‘body confidence,’ a subject which affects all women at some stage in our lives. Issues surrounding body image and body positivity have been relevant and widely discussed for as long as I can remember. According to the Mental Health Foundation,…

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Do you Want to Help Tackle the Climate Emergency & Social Injustice?

Be Part of the Solution & Join our Catalyst Bootcamp & Mentoring 2019 It’s a stressful time for anyone who cares about the future of our people and planet. The world is facing serious social and environmental problems and leading climate scientists have warned there are only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C. Beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for…

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What is Mentoring & Why is Having a Mentor Important?

Bethany Stephenson who recently attended our Bristol Young Women’s Catalyst Meet-up has written us a blog about mentoring, to help increase understanding of the process and benefits as we recruit for our new mentoring programmes. “When mentored, you are not just being given advice backed by your mentor’s knowledge, skills and experience but you are also motivated and empowered.” Hi, I’m Bethany and I became aware of Catalyse Change CIC at a networking event run by Babbasa (for more details…

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Let’s Start Empowering our Young Women Today

Article from Sophie Harvey-Rich from Bristol 247 magazine You might have thought that the shockwaves of #MeToo, felt everywhere across the globe, would have led to some kind of concrete government action. Not so. A report by the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Committee, published on October 23, showed street harassment of young women to still be very much alive and kicking. Surveys showed a huge 85 per cent of women aged 18-24 have experienced unwanted sexual attention in…

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