Make Space for Girls is a charity which campaigns for parks and public spaces to be designed with teenage girls in mind.

Currently most provision for teenagers – skate parks and fenced pitches – is dominated by boys, and girls are designed out of the public realm.

This affects girls’ physical and mental health, it’s unfair and tells them that they belong at home. We’re working with councils, developers and public bodies to create better, more equal places which include everyone.

Karen not only understood the issues that we are dealing with, but applied a critical and creative approach to how we might progress. She not only came up with some useful strategies for us to pursue, but also pointed us to some very specific opportunities. All of this was done with enthusiasm and a positive sense of our purpose.

Susannah Walker, Co-Founder, Make Space For Girls