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
Manon Dolet
I instantly loved You Make It when I first discovered it, and I am now so excited to be part of this adventure.
Manon Dolet
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
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
Geoff Whitehouse
I hope to use my communications background to raise YMIs profile and drive additional funding.
Geoff Whitehouse
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
Ian Quest
I'm privileged to be a part of giving support to others.
Ian Quest
Trustee
Stephanie Grace Hawes
YMI provides a fantastic support network and learning opportunity for local young women; helping them realise their potential and empowering them to grow in confidence.
Stephanie Grace Hawes
Trustee
Cath Longman-Jones
I've been so impressed with Asma and her team's approach, the creativity of the programme and the direct impact it is having on the young women YMI empowers
Cath Longman-Jones
Treasurer
Nadine Makeida Davis
Experiencing You Make It’s passion first hand as a participant inspired me to get involved and use my journey to support other women who take part
Nadine Makeida Davis
Trustee
Anwara Begum
I would like to support the charity as a trustee because of the crucial work they do to empower women.
Anwara Begum
Trustee

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.

Support our work

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.

Find out more
Testimonials
I hope to assist the organisation in reaching even more young women so they too can experience the countless benefits and achieve their full potential.
Sammy Hussain, Trustee