Flourish Girl  focuses on empowering teenage girls to become unstoppable women in today's world. The aim with Flourish Girl is to create safe spaces for teenage girls across Australia so they can identify the barriers that stop them from being themselves and fully self expressed.  

We navigate through topics such as comparison, body image, social pressures and the idea of perfectionism. 



Mandy Kota is the CEO & Founder of Flourish Girl. Mandy Kota is an ex-speech pathologist, TEDx Speaker, Model and an Australian Accredited Facilitator. Mandy is the first-senior female facilitator at The Rites of Passage Institute and is paving the way for their school programs for teenage girls. She has also worked with alongside leading youth experts such as Hunter Johnson and within youth-led organisations such as Game Changers Australia and Little Dreamers Australia. To date, Mandy has worked with over 1200 young people across Australia. Mandy's passion originated from being a speech pathologist, where she empowered children with a range of communication disorders to find their voice. Towards the end of 2016, Mandy found that the rate of depression, anxiety and eating disorders amongst teenage girls were on a rise and it was in that moment that she found herself shifting her passion and focus towards giving teenage girls a voice.