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Asma Shah

I love my role as it’s all about ensuring something positive and with genuine social impact continues and grows! I’m huge on partnerships. I create new and maintain existing ones with people and places from a range of sectors whose time and investment in our work ensures quality creative learning and earning opportunities for the amazing women who are awarded places with us.

In addition to self empowering young people through our structured YMI programmes, as an accredited relational dynamics coach, I also work with other individuals from all walks of life to help them unleash their full potential.

My taste for creating programmes of work which make exciting change have been seen previous to setting up You Make It in roles for Islington 14-19 Partnership, Roundhouse, Channel 4, Skillset and New Opportunities Fund (now Big Lottery). I’m also privileged to have strengthened my leadership as a fellow of the Clore Leadership Programme, which included secondments to NGOs working in Cape Town and Rio.

I’m on the board of trustees for the Arts Council NPO, People’s Palace Projects – producers of collaborative arts projects in the UK and Brazil which promote social change, and also Oxford House – a Bethnal Green Heritage, Community and Arts venue.