Girl Shaped Flames: Skill Development Workshops, Camps and Industry Excursions for Teen Girls in Brisbane

Girl Shaped Flames sees each teenage girl’s potential as a fire in her belly. They help them identify their own passions and potential, and then build their confidence and skills and ‘fan their flames’, preparing them for the best chance of happiness and successful futures.

To do this, they connect teen girls in high school (Grades 7-12) with Extraordinary Women at the top of their fields to provide confidence and skill development opportunities.

Each event and experience is designed to help shape how your daughter thinks, what she strives for, and why she wants it. Girl Shaped Flames believes that your girls are strong enough, passionate enough and determined enough to blaze a trail that leaves the world with no choice but to embrace their extraordinary talents and ideas.

But they also believe that in order to do this successfully your daughters need support and opportunities. The development of tangible, real-world advice and skills passed on from women who have tread the path before and are now doing impressive things in their fields.

Camp Courage – July 2020

Camp Courage July 2020

Camp Courage is a unique all-girls 3-day experience that provides teen girls (Grades 7-12) the tools to build their own sense of self, confidence, and opinions – and leave with the increased courage and skills to succeed in school, relationships, work and life.

Hosted by Girl Shaped Flames founder, Tanya Meessmann, and Hollywood Stunt Artist Ky Furneaux, participants will:

  • Disconnect from the digital world
  • Connect with like-minded girls
  • Receive 1:1 mentoring from the camp co-hosts
  • De-pressurise and refocus on goals and their sense of self

Set in the stunning landscapes of Ivory’s Rock this experience is intimate and life-changing. Strictly limited to 30 girls per camp, it is best suited to girls who want to:

  • Meet and connect with other like-minded girls and build new and lasting friendships
  • Increase their confidence and capacity to pursue their goals
  • Harness existing confidence to take their ambition to the next level
  • Build a better understanding of their own moral, social and intellectual viewpoints and decision-making

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2020 Company Excursions

Girl Shaped Flames Company Excursions

This years’ suite of Company Excursions has been designed to connect teenage girls with strong, positive female role models. These experiences are offered FREE OF CHARGE thanks to generous sponsors, and work to:

// increase her confidence

// increase her understanding of the world around her

// provide exposure to different industries and opportunities

// and connect her with other like-minded girls with fire in their bellies.

In 2019 Girl Shaped Flames hosted workshops at these exciting companies:

Deloitte – key female staff members talked the girls through the critical thinking and problem solving that occurs in their roles across Deloitte’s different departments. Panel discussions and a Q&A session ensured the girls walked away with a good understanding of what it takes to work for a leading global company.

Skedulo – one of Queensland’s fastest growing software development companies. Through an interactive Q&A with female staff and mini workshops on different topics the girls got an exclusive insight of what it is like to work in the digital business world.

RACQ – after a panel session with several key RACQ women, who told them all about their roles and how they ended up where they are now, the girls took part in a “Financial Literacy” session, setting them up with tools for life to help them navigate the financial world.

To find out about company excursions planned for 2020 please check the Girl Shaped Flames website at

Skill Development Workshops

Girl Shaped Flames Academy Workshops

GSF.Academy, run by Girl Shaped Flames, prepares teenage girls for success across their school, work and personal lives. These national, half-day intensive workshops have been designed – and are delivered by – experienced, professional women who offer their own personal strategies, tools and techniques across a variety of topics especially relevant to GenZ, including: stress management, emotional intelligence, fear, failure & resilience, communication, social media and financial literacy.

Workshops for 2020 cover the following topics:

FOCUS – Immediately applicable tools and strategies to manage stress, pressure and motivation.

BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE AWESOME – Understanding fear, failure and resilience in a workshop delivered by Hollywood Stunt Artist and Survival Expert Ky Furneax.

THIS IS SOCIAL (MEDIA) – Channel 7’s Senior Reporter Katrina Blowers explains how to master mindful and authentic social media your future self will be proud of.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – Laura Herman, Head of Collective Learning, explains how to fine-tune the ability to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour.

FINANCIAL LITERACY – RACQ’s Manager for Financial Planning, Eszter Cathcart helps to create an informed foundation for girls to make sound and independent financial decisions.

COMMUNICATION – Learn to apply clear, effective and empowering communication techniques.

Find out more and book at

Feedback from previous participants

Girl Shaped Flames, workshops for teen girls

I think the workshops today were empowering and gave me ways to be more confident and to achieve my goals.” – Isabella, Teen Girl

The day was great! Lovely people and very comfortable environment. I definitely leave here today with a deeper insight into careers I might pursue and more options I hadn’t considered! Thank you!” – Greta, Teen Girl

Thank you for creating such a fantastic program which supports our young women to step forward, stand up and speak up but lead to writing their own playbook for the future. Thrilled something finally exists that helps them show leadership, support & build resilience and confidence in our young girls!” – Sammie, Mother of Teen Girl

This day was a motivating and eye-opening experience. After I leave today I will be more focused on my goals and on my well-being.” – Malika, Teen Girl

I enjoyed it SOOOO much! Thank you loads for this amazing opportunity. I learnt so much and now have 4 mentors to go to for inspiration, motivation and tips. #itsthebesttobeagirl #girlsrock” – Lucy, Teen Girl

This is just what I have been keeping an eye out for for my daughters! I cannot imagine where they will be in a few years academically, however, I know they will be emotionally equipped to manage anything with these sort of programs you are offering.” – Eliza, Mother of Teen Girl

Girl Shaped Flames, workshops for teen girls

For a full schedule of upcoming Girl Shaped Flames events including Camp Courage, Skill-development workshops, Company Excursions and more, please visit their website.

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