The Glendale Women’s Cafe Project is creating a cohesive neighbourhood in Pollokshields by empowering local women. We offer a safe and welcoming space in which women can come together to learn, create, enjoy and support each other.
Parveen is our Cafe Manager. Parveen is at the cafe every Tuesday and Wednesday. She opens up, welcomes visitors new and regular, sets up the tea, coffee, cakes, and makes amazing food most weeks to share with the visitors. She makes everyone welcome.
Godsal is the Project Coordinator for the cafe. She works 8 hours per week, and works to coordinate workshops, make links with all our partners, put together funding applications and report to funders. She is the first point of contact for anyone contacting the cafe. You’ll find her in the cafe most Tuesdays between noon and 3.
Creative Session Leader
Khansa supports Parveen to welcome visitors to the cafe. She delivers creative sessions, as well as ensuring the café runs smoothly.
Artist, local resident, and a founding member of the Glendale Women’s Cafe.
Kishwar is a founding member of the Glendale Women’s Cafe, local resident, and she works as a teaching assistant in a local primary school.
Muna has been coming to the cafe for a number of years, is a local resident, and joined the board in 2022.
Debbie has lived in Pollokshields for 16 years. She has enjoyed many visits to Glendale Women’s Cafe since retiring, making new friends and taking part in a wide variety of activities.
Debbie’s main career was in heritage education. She worked firstly at Culzean Castle and then across West Scotland, advising staff, creating learning projects and participating in team projects at National Trust for Scotland sites.
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