Meet The Glow Team

Chara founded Glow in 2011 on a voluntary basis and is the heart and soul behind it all.  She has been trained in Life Coaching and completed a Level 5 certificate in Community Life Coaching. She also has a Level 5 in Leadership & Management which she completed in 2016.  Her heart for women and girls is apparent through her 10 years of volunteer experience within the local church and community work. She has held leadership roles within women’s ministry and is highly respected for her love of people. In 2008, Chara began to run women's social events for women within the local community and soon recognised the issues many of these women were facing such as low self-esteem and a lack of purpose or identity which leads to mental health problems and social isolation. This sparked something in Chara to help these women! As a result, our unique women’s programme came to be developed with the help of a few others. She is very driven to see Glow become a national organisation and works diligently to see her dreams come true.

“I want to reach as many women and young girls as possible to help them discover who they are.”

Chara Clarke

Founder & CEO

You can read more of Chara's story and how she established GLOW by purchasing one of our books within the Shop section

Maxine Dougan

Women's Project Worker


Maxine joined Team Glow at the start of 2019. She is full of passion for supporting and encouraging women, singing and all things crafts! She is a proud mum of two wonderful daughters and her wee pup. Maxine was a participant in one of the very first women's personal development programme at Glow. Within her new role, you can expect to find Maxine leading our women's Drop-In on Fridays, providing one to one support for women, facilitating "The Real Me" programme and of course bringing creativity and flair to the whole organisation.


“I have plans to create a hub for all women to come together and learn from one another in a safe environment. I envision women sharing their skills with each other and forming lasting friendships like the ones I got from Glow.”

Kellie Forbes

Offfice Manager

Kellie joined our team in 2017 and has kept the operations and office running smoothly. She has 8 years experience in office and administration work, interned in life coaching and has obtained a Level 2 OCN in Mentoring. Kellie benefitted from personal development as a teenager and saw the impact it had on her life. This experience encouraged her to be apart of Glow to support and care for other women and girls in difficult situations. Kellie oversees our finance, social media and helps in any way to support the overall projects of Glow by assisting Chara in business development.


"Keep calm and let the administrative assistant handle it"

Paula Murphy- Gibson

Fundraising & Events Assistant


Paula is our newest staff member on Team Glow! She is full of encouragement and loves to help out in any way she can. She is happily married and a proud mum of three boys. Paula came through "The Real Me" programme in 2018 and continued to be involved with other programmes at Glow. She came on board as a volunteer and was a huge asset to the staff. Paula has helped us secure multiple funds and grants through her excellent writing skills. We could not be more thankful for all she has done for Glow but we are equally as proud to have been able to get funding to bring her on as a paid staff member.  


“I'm excited for what's ahead!”


143 Northumberland Street

Belfast BT13 2JF

Glow Office: 028 9023 9572

Glow Mobile: 078 4270 3479

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