POW comes to King Arthur’s

Lynne Franks, who was recently awarded an OBE by Prince Charles for her work in fashion, business and women’s empowerment, is going to be working together with a group of seven students at King Arthur’s on a new project starting in the Spring term. As a recent Wincanton resident and businesswoman, Lynne wants to share her POW (Power of Women) programme, launched last March on International Women’s Day at Wincanton Town Hall, with King Arthur’s, which will bring together older women of the town as mentors with the girls.

“I am going to be using my Power of Seven archetype tool kit, already proven successful in Somerset women’s communities, where seven girls will work as a team, while supported in learning leadership and skills to create an initiative or a community business. I am working in partnership with the Balsam Centre and I will guide the girls through my programme as well as invite in other women from the town to join us who have specific expertise. We will start in January and work together over a seven month period, launching the end results to the community at my new hub and shop in Market Place in the summer.”

“This is hopefully going the be the first of other cross-generational mentoring programmes in the town, for boys as well as girls and I am looking forward to our first seven POW girls becoming mentors themselves to the next age groups coming up”

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