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Our team

The Glasgow Girls Club staff represents a cross-section of people most of whom live in the areas where Girls Club operates most frequently. Our team includes former members, educational professionals, digital technology experts, community activists, and addiction professionals.  

Amy Rew

Founder & Director

Amy's passion to support communities to develop and thrive began in 2011 when she became the chair of Shawlands Business Association and helped create a strong foundation for the eventual formation of the Shawlands Business Improvement District.
Driven by her own lived experience of teenage homelessness and isolation Amy went on to establish the Glasgow Girls Club based on sister organisation, the Lower Eastside Girls Club when she was introduced while living in NYC in 2013.
With 6 years recent tech industry experience under her belt Amy is now committed to combining her experiences, passion and skills to unlock maximum opportunity for young women who are most at risk and marginalised in our communities.

Sophie Thomson

Alumni, Junior Board Chair & Community Manager

Final year student at University of Glasgow studying Scots Law with Social and Public Policy (LLB).

Sophie is a former member of the Glasgow Girls Club joining as a teenager in 2016. Since then, Sophie has gone on to work with Glasgow Girls Club on Community Well-being Directories, Scotland Loves Local business directory and more recently led the research for the collaborative Let’s Get App with Community Justice Glasgow.

Sophie is now chair of the Glasgow Girls Club junior board, heads up the Digi-Connector Volunteering Programme and remains involved in ongoing projects.

Clare Duffin

Board Member + Widening Access

Lecturer on BA (Hons) Commercial Music and MA Music programmes at the University of the West of Scotland - an institution renowned for widening access participation ensuring that more people from disadvantaged backgrounds can access higher education.

Clare’s practices span over a wide range of music education and entrepreneurial operations, including roles within community music practice. With a keen interest in gender equality, Clare's PhD focused on the concept of ‘mothering and freelance music making in Scotland and her most recent contribution to this field was a chapter published in the Cambridge Companion to Women in Music since 1900.

Karen Dunbar

Wellbeing Ambassador & Community Artist

Actor / Comedian / DJ / Community Artist

In a fit of desperation during the first lockdown Karen started doing rap workshops on Zoom. This has been one of the best things that's ever happened to her bar none. Connecting with communities and making music have become her reason to get out of bed (sometimes).

Karen works closely with Girls Club as a Community Music Practitioner and Well-being Ambassador providing raps, laughs, support and wisdom in a variety of settings across the city.

Divine Tasinda

Big Sister & Community Artist

Stuart Stevenson


Stuart has over 10 years experience in software development and networking and Solutions.

Stuart was a founder of one of UK’s first VPN companies and is currently a
Guest Lecturer and Instructor at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Freya Dargravel

Research & Development Volunteer

Freya joined the team in 2021 having worked in various charity roles since leaving university in 2016.

Freya's background is in homelessness and refugee sector support and policy research and currently works at a mental health project in NW Glasgow.

She's passionate about helping people to achieve their potential, and enjoy the journey!

Molly Taylor

Board member

Lecturer in Supported Education Programmes at City of Glasgow College and School Family Links worker at Rosemount Lifelong Learning.

Since completing her PhD Research on the Impact of Problem Drug Use on Fatherhood, Molly has worked supporting children, young adults, and families both within community organisations and formal education settings. The focus and motivation of her work is to improve skills for life, learning, employability, health and independence.

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