Who We Are

Who We Are

Our management team delivers the programme with a range of brilliant facilitators, consultants, mentors and volunteers.

The Team

Asma Shah
I love my work as it’s all about ensuring something positive and with genuine social impact continues and grows!
Asma Shah
Founding CEO
Roxi Jahanshahi
I’m really excited to make sure that all our woman have a unique and fulfilling journey
Roxi Jahanshahi
Programme Manager
Leah Das
I joined You Make It keen to support other young people in finding their unique pathway to a build a better future.
Leah Das
Programme Coordinator

The Trustees

Atul Mehta
I was inspired to join YMI after attending the 2015 graduation and seeing the incredible impact this programme has on its participants.
Atul Mehta
Chair
Geoff Whitehouse
I hope to use my communications background to raise YMIs profile and drive additional funding.
Geoff Whitehouse
Trustee
Kate O'Connor
I have been a mentor and am now delighted to be a Board member of You Make It.
Kate O'Connor
Trustee
Helen Searl
I’m so excited to be involved in You Make It for so many reasons!
Helen Searl
Trustee
Himesh Kar
You Make It’s innovative and heartfelt approach to empowering young women locally yields tangible results.
Himesh Kar
Trustee
Harriet Sassoon
I have passion and dedication to equality for women. I'm really happy to be helping You Make It grow and expand further.
Harriet Sassoon
Trustee
Ian Quest
I'm privileged to be a part of giving support to others.
Ian Quest
Trustee
Ellen O'Hara
YMI's mission is very close to my heart and it is incredibly rewarding to work with the brilliant young women!
Ellen O'Hara
Trustee
Cath Longman-Jones
I got involved with You Make it in early 2016, providing freelance finance support around the time that they started to run back to back programmes.
Cath Longman-Jones
Treasurer

The Ambassadors

Irenosen Okojie
You Make It is an important scheme that not only provides a safe, nurturing space for unemployed young women.
Irenosen Okojie
Celebrity Ambassador
Mary Zreik
Following Ladies' Den, I won a bursary for studio space at Cockpit Arts and completed the Prince's Trust programme.
Mary Zreik
YMI Alumni
Onyinye Iwu
I wouldn't be where I am now without YMI - I have a full-time job, a flourishing freelance career as an illustrator and a book ready to be published.
Onyinye Iwu
YMI Alumni
Sada Cole
Since taking part in YMI, I am building momentum, exercising my talents and turning my dreams into reality.
Sada Cole
YMI Alumni

Donate

Donations help put women through our programme and gifts in kind which help us operate as an organisation.

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Volunteer as a mentor

Diversify your employees’ skill sets. Enjoy meaningful and fulfilling interactions. Have a positive and lasting impact on our women.

Become a mentor

Learn from us

We’ve got a lot of valuable expertise to share. All of our partners across sectors can benefit from our consultancy and coaching services.

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Testimonials
I think YMI is a great opportunity for young women, I encourage as many young unemployed women to get involved and as many corporate organisations to back our cause to help the charity grow! 
Onyinye Iwu, YMI Ambassador