Add Your City

 

Hey you! We're looking for people like YOU to help expand the Grlswirl community to cities all over the world!

Due to bandwidth - we are only opening Grlswirl chapters in select cities in 2021 + 2022. If you would like to request Grlswirl in your city, please fill out the below form.

What it means to start a GRLSWIRL Chapter:

Our chapters reside under our not for profit sector with the primary goal to give other people the tools they need to bring folks together with skate. Creating and cultivating a community should be fun and rewarding, but also consistent. We’re looking for people who are committed to creating an inclusive and safe space where women, non binary and trans folks feel welcome.

GRLSWIRL’s mission is to empower people through skate. Together we can unify people around the world, who share a common passion for community building and skateboarding. Using GRLSWIRL as a safe space, chapter leaders will host group skates, youth skate mentorships and carry out local philanthropic initiatives with their members in the cities they represent.

If you’re looking to expand your clientele, social following or a business owner looking to promote your business, GRLSWIRL isn’t right for you. We are wanting serial community builders not serial entrepreneurs.

We hope to work with those who find happiness and joy through cultivating and blooming beautiful connections within their community!

What Chapter Leaders Get:

  • Guidance to help you plan and run group skates, skate mentorships and other community events
  • Individual support from GRLSWIRL co-founders and chapter manager
  • Physical support at events and group skates (when and where applicable)
  • GRLSWIRL partnership support and gifting
  • Opportunity to be face of GRLSWIRL
  • Social Media and other digital support
  • In depth networking within our worldwide community
  • A truly safe space to learn and grow with skateboarding


FAQ

How many GRLS do you need to start a Grlswirl community?

 

We require at least two people to run a GRLSWIRL Chapter. We will be choosing and curating a team based on individual applications.

 

How much time does it require?

 

We're looking for a one year commitment. Within that year you'll need to plan & host:

2 group skates a month

4 skate mentorships a year

4 community building / enhancing events a year: beach clean up, fundraiser etc.

Running your cities social media account

Engaging with members online and IRL

 

What does it look like to be a leader?

 

Outgoing Personality: Grlswirl community leaders are outgoing, personable and encouraging. Typically they are serial community builders. Not only are you passionate about empowering others through skateboarding, but you’re passionate about bringing women together. We’re a grassroots community that started and is rooted in grassroots efforts in our community and digitally. As a leader, you’ll need to be talking to strangers, friends of friends, acquaintances, and even your neighborhood business owners. Your word of mouth recruiting is HUGE. Please ask yourself, how am I at interacting with complete strangers? If your answer is not I am comfortable and confident in talking to complete strangers, and charming the pants off of them, then you may want to reconsider your application.

Local: Grlswirl community leaders need to be familiar and confident within their local surroundings and able to recruit other grls that they know and don’t know. We want someone who is familiar with their town and have been living there for a while. We don’t want someone who is just passing through for the summer. You will need to commit for a year or more, so please only apply if you are looking to plant your roots and GROW. Ask yourself ,how am I with cold calling/messaging/showing up at a local business and cultivating a relationship?

Creative/Social Media/Content: Each chapter is responsible to manage their cities GRLSWIRL instagram account. Each team chapter will have a leader focused specifically on social media/content and social community mgmt. You will need to source local or internal photographers to document your group skates, or creatively feature your movement. All leaders should be versed in social and working together to grow your digital audience.

Skate Level: Do you have to be the best skater out there? Absolutely not. Do you have to be a motivator?… YASSSS, you do. We don’t need you to be a ripper, but we need you to feel comfortable helping others grow their skills and cheering your community on. Ask yourself, Am I comfortable and confident teaching others to skate?

Group Mentality : Teamwork with your other leaders is vital to your success. You'll be partners in crime with your chapter co-leader and only by working together and being in-sync will your chapter be successful! Being a chapter leader means being open to communication, self reflection and constructive criticism. Ask yourself, am I someone who works well with other people?