Empowering women and girls

In Northern Ireland

GLOW is a registered charity that currently operates in Belfast and focuses on empowering women and girls.

Established in 2011, GLOW was developed from a common desire of women in the local community to address issues facing their peers such as low self-esteem & confidence, mental health problems, isolation and a general lack of purpose.

As an inter-generational, cross community organisation, GLOW challenges the status quo in order to break the vicious cycle of these issues by equipping women and young girls with tools and techniques to build their confidence, self-esteem, resilience and life skills. This will help them set positive, realistic steps in achieving their goals, enabling them to live happy fulfilled lives.

GLOW believes that all women and girls have purpose and so our unique programmes create a positive atmosphere and allow the opportunity for women and girls to discover their true selves. This has a knock on effect as participants can positively impact on their family and community, especially in setting young female family members up with confidence and life skills to have a successful future.


To empower women and girls in Northern Ireland to discover their true identity and purpose so they can achieve their full potential.

Meet the TEAM behind glow


GLOW Chief Executive Officer

Treasa Rice was appointed as CEO of GLOW in October 2023.

Prior to joining GLOW, Treasa worked with several charities across Northern Ireland including Brain Injury Matters (NI), where she was Engagement Manager for 11 years; Action Cancer as Health Promotion Manager/Officer and Ligoniel Improvement Association, where she spent time at the start of her career as a Youth Health Worker. Treasa is currently a Committee Member of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland.

Treasa is a graduate from Ulster University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health and a Masters of Science in Health Promotion. Treasa has completed ILM Level 5 and Level 7 in Leadership and Management

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Youth Worker and Facilitator 

Aliyah joined the GLOW team in 2022. She initially started working with GLOW as a volunteer for the LILY programme, youth drop ins and the summer scheme.

Aliyah has been doing community work since she was 16, she first volunteered with a non-profit helping youth homelessness. Aliyah was a Marketing and Programme intern for a social enterprise supporting vulnerable women, children and families in the Philippines and has volunteered with non-profits for ethically diverse communities in London.

In addition to being the Youth Worker and Facilitator for GLOW, Aliyah is currently facilitating the international relations, refugee and asylum seeker group for Extern and is a Northern Ireland ambassador.

“GLOW is the change actively taking place for women of all ages in our community. Women’s power is felt everywhere from the offices to all that the charity reaches. Working with a charity at the centre of a women’s movement is a pleasure.”

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Events and Marketing Officer

Juliette joined the GLOW team in 2023 as the Events and Marketing Officer.

Since graduating from Ulster University with a BSc (Hons) Degree in Business with Marketing, Juliette has gained a wealth of experience in marketing, communications and events throughout her previous roles in Northern Ireland.

Prior to starting in GLOW, Juliette was living and working in Sydney, Australia where she worked for Georges River Council as a Communications Officer. 

“I am looking forward to working for GLOW and being part of a charity that is doing such amazing work for women and young girls in Northern Ireland.”

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GLOW Finance & Admin Officer

Margaret has held various posts over the years working in finance, admin and office management.
Margaret also worked with the Home Office assisting with the Visa procedure for volunteers and then went to work for a homeless hostel charity and individuals with addiction issues. 
‘I enjoy a challenge and look forward to learning more about the people GLOW helps’.

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Our Programmes Will..

Increase confidence and self-esteem
Help the discovery of purpose and identity
Help participants learn and nurture practical and essential life skills
Provide guidance on living a lifestyle of positive mental health
Encourage and build positive and lasting friendships

The Real Me

Fearless & Female

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