Events and programmes

Programmes and events are an integral part of Inner Wings. We run a series of activities in partnership with schools across the United Kingdom, as well as hosting regular online events. The programmes are all designed to support and deliver on our mission of empowering girls. Find out more about our planned programmes and upcoming events below and sign up to be notified when they launch.

Coming soon


Talks, workshops, football and more.

Finding Your Superpower - September edition

Finding Your Superpower

School programme | September-December 2021

This September, Inner Wings is launching a 6 session Finding Your Superpower programme for schools that will build on our online mini-series. This programme will help children take the fear out of failure and reach for their goals! Through fun and engaging activities, this programme will take children on an exciting journey to find their inner confidence! If you would like to register your interest in this programme, click sign-up below!


Finding Your Voice

Workshop | Coming in 2022

We will host a series of online and in-person workshops that teach girls key communication skills. These interactive and fun workshops are designed to improve confidence in an engaging way, appropriate for specific age-groups.


Book Readings

Reading | Coming in 2022

A series of virtual and in-person readings by Inner Wings founder and author, Melissa Di Donato Roos. These books are designed to motivate and inspire young girls to find their inner strength, build their self-confidence, and accomplish their goals, whatever they may be.


Inner Wings Football

Sports | Coming in 2022

All too often football is thought of as a ‘male sport’, but we want to change that! There is scientific research showing a strong link between team sports and confidence, but sadly many girls stop playing because of low confidence. Our football classes will focus on re-building girls’ confidence, whilst having fun and being part of a supportive community.


Ambassador Programme: Inner Wings Angels

Role modelling | Coming in 2022

We will be recruiting several “Inner Wings Angels”: Girls aged 15-18 years old who will represent Inner Wings in their school and local community. Responsibilities include raising awareness for Inner Wings and our programmes and acting as mentors for their younger peers. In return, they will learn key presenting and campaigning skills at ambassador training events, become part of the Inner Wings community where they will meet new people and become leaders for positive change. Sign up to be notified when applications open.


Improvisation Workshops

Workshop | Coming in 2022

Not only is improvisation a fun and interactive activity, it can also visibly increase confidence. These Inner Wings workshops, which require you to act on the spot and perform in front of groups of people, will improve confidence in a fun environment.

Past events


Programmes and events that we had in the past.

Building Confidence in Students

Interview | Wednesday, 20th of October, 2021

We returned for this talk to the Ada Scot Festival where Claudia Hogan, one of our trustees, and Stuart MacDonald, the Founder and CEO of Smart STEMS talked about the importance of empowering girls to reach for their goals and find the confidence to pursue careers in STEM. Our amazing programme coordinator Siobhan Barrett-Donlon moderated the discussion.


Finding Your Superpower

Summer programme | August 2021

In August 2021 we succesfully launched our Finding Your Superpower summer programme in partnership with Calthorpe Community Gardens! Over 5 fun-filled sessions, children built their confidence, took the fear out of failure, and found their unique superpower. Each session was packed with engaging activities and took children on an exciting journey to find the source of their confidence!


Learning to be Confident after Covid: An Expert's Perspective

Interview | Friday, 23rd of April 2021

On Friday 23rd of April, Inner Wings hosted an exclusive event where Johannah Barrett, a teacher and educational consultant, will share her insights on how children’s confidence has been impacted by lockdown. Throughout a discussion of anxiety and the value of collaborative learning, you can hear how Inner Wings plans to build confidence in children, alongside tips and techniques for anyone who has suffered the effects of lockdown! 

Online mini-series | ended on 3rd of March, 2021

Our first, 5 week Inner Wings Find Your Superpower mini-series has launched on Wednesday 3rd February! We hope you enjoyed the sessions! Missed it or want to rewatch? Start watching here or on YouTube!

Building Confidence in Girls

Interview | Wednesday, 14th October 2020 

Our first ever event was a Q&A at Ada Scot Festival with our founder, Melissa Di Donato Roos, and key advocate for women’s rights, Baroness Goudie. Watch this 30-minute discussion to hear about Melissa’s career journey that has led her to becoming CEO of the leading private open-source software company, the importance of mentoring, and how Inner Wings hopes to help the millions of children facing confidence issues across the U.K.


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