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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 viscious 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, realisitic steps in achieving their goal, 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.

Mission Statement

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.



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.”

Niamh Nolan

Niamh Nolan

Project Coordinator

Niamh joined the GLOW team in 2023 as the Project Coordinator.

Prior to joining GLOW, Niamh worked in mental health and addiction services for 8 years with a national charity, Turning Point, and the NHS, East London Foundation Trust.

Niamh’s most significant role was Women’s Lead for Turning Point Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea working with women in the community.

Niamh has partnered with Women’s Aid, SASH, GALOP, Grenfell Foundation, and many more.

“I am so happy to be working for GLOW and the women in the community. I know we all have so much to offer, and I am excited to see what we can achieve together.”

Our Board

Renée O'Cleary

Renée O'Cleary


Renée has been a member of GLOW’s Board for over 3 years and was recently appointed Chair. She works in the public service bringing 25+ years’ experience in leadership & management, staff development and policy & strategy development.

Renée brings her experience in these areas, and her work as an Executive Coach and mentor, to sustain and grow the vital work that GLOW provides to women and girls in its local community and beyond.

Oonagh Desire

Oonagh Desire

Vice Chair (Temporary)

Oonagh is a consultant, interim executive and mentor and she has extensive senior management experience in the arts, culture and volubtary sectors. Oonagh works Ireland-wide with organisations and teams looking to move forward and grow their impact through strategy development, capacity building, change management, stakeholder relations and fundraising.

Orla Eastwood

Orla Eastwood

Board Member

Orla joined the GLOW Board in 2023 as she could see the value they were adding to the local Belfast community through their services.

Currently, Head of Operations and Strategy at a Fintech start up, Orla’s experience covers strategy, financial planning and team development.

Michelle Tennyson

Michelle Tennyson

Board Member

Michelle is the Chief Allied Health Professions officer for the Department of Health Northern Ireland. She has almost 30 years experience working in health and social car in senior leadership roles. She has experience in commissioning, performance management, financial management, policy and strategy development, clinical and organisational governance. Michelle is a Churchill Fellow (2018) and has a Masters in Public Administration.

Colette Donelly

Colette Donelly

Board Member

Colette has been part of the GLOW Board since January 2023. In her role as the Sales Operations Manager & Trainer for IntoMedia, Colette brings over 28 years of expertise in a dynamic and ever-changing industry. As a dedicated leader, she is passionate about fostering both personal and organisational growth. Colette collaborates with teams, focusing on skill development and driving commercial success.

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Board Member

Catherine joined the GLOW board in 2024 as she is passionate about empowering females in the business environment and the local community.

Catherine is a qualified Chartered Accountant, who brings a wealth experience in both a compliance and advisory capacity.  Her experience covers business growth planning and forecasting, financial fundraising, and financial reporting compliance, along with a substantial network in the business community.

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Increase confidence and self-esteem

Assist the discovery of purpose and identity

Help you learn and nurture practical and essential life skills

Provide guidance in living a lifestyle of positive mental health

Encourage and build positive and lasting friendships

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