From uncertainty to finding her own path to follow.

Halima joined the YMI program after completing her A Levels. She was uncertain what to do next and had been experiencing pressure from her family to get a job immediately, rather than continuing in education or exploring other options.  In Halima’s own words, “thinking about a career had been scary with so many people pointing her in different directions.” YMI matched Halima with a mentor who, though from an entirely different background, was able to listen to Halima without judgment or agenda and support her to deeply consider all her options before choosing her own path – the one she would feel comfortable with and proud of. 

Halima benefitted from a work placement with the Royal Society for the Arts in the Education department, giving her valuable exposure to different industries. 

These experiences made Halima confidence and helped her to focus on what she really wanted to do. Halima went on to complete a degree in Radiology and has moved away from London to work for the NHS as a Radiographer. We are incredibly proud of her bravery and her achievement. 

What are the benefits?

Social Impact

Social Impact

Do you want to make a difference? We change and transform lives and continue to survive and thrive due to our proven and robust social impact.

Become a partner or sponsor and be part of a truly authentic and on-going story of transforming young lives.



Train, develop, reward and better motivate your staff through our high impact mentoring programme. Mentoring opens up a huge range of professional and personal benefits.

Meaningful corporate social responsibility can increase your bottom line - companies that increased giving by 10% or more saw a 14% median growth rate in pre-tax profits.

talent pool

Increase your talent pool

Recruit and host young women into short term work placements and provide integral experience for those at the start of their careers.

Identify and retain diverse talent into your business over the longer term.


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.

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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