From personal setbacks to beauty entrepreneur.

When Tahira joined to YMI programme things looked pretty bleak. She had grown up in an abusive home environment and was suffering from depression.

Tahira’s ambition was to launch a make-up business but she didn’t know where to start and the struggle to come to terms with her past was holding her back personally and professionally. 

YMI accepted Tahira on to the programme and immediately made a referral for her to receive free therapy which would enable her to process her past and move forward. Combined with programme activities YMI enabled Tahira to go from strength to strength. 

Succeeding as a winner of our Ladies’ Den Business Pitch Competition was a huge achievement for Tahira but perhaps most importantly of all, she now feels happier and more confident as a result of the personal development she has done with us. 

Tahira now makes a living juggling a freelance make-up career with a promoted management position, both of which give her much joy. 

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.

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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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It is a privilege to support the charity, to inspire other young women to achieve their ambitions and to answer any questions about the programme. I want to pass on the positive knowledge and confidence they gave me. 
Mary Zreik, YMI Ambassador