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YMI named “Social Enterprise of the Year” at Precious Awards 2017

We are proud to announce that You Make It recently won “Social Enterprise of the Year” at the 11th annual Precious Awards in September 2017. Launched in 2007, The PRECIOUS Awards place a spotlight on a group of women whose successes have been underrepresented by wider society so far. They were founded by Foluke Akinlose […]

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Applications are open for our Autumn Programme!

Are you ready to gain the confidence, skills, networks, knowledge and experiences needed to lead financially independent and happy lives? You Make It is looking for amazing women aged 18-30, living in East London to apply for one of 25 sponsored places worth £5000 on our 6-month creative and holistic empowerment programme starting this Autumn. Each place gives […]

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Hackney woman launches denture repair business

A woman who won the “Ladies Den” business competition in September which is run by the charity You Make It, which supports young women looking to start a business.

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Asma shows women in East London “You can make it”

Asma has helped 81 women through the programme since then, with 80 per cent getting jobs, going onto further education or starting their own businesses.

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Wonderful Women with Asma Shah

Meetings with potential beneficiaries are amazing, hearing their life stories inspiring and having honest conversations about how we can really help them get to where they need to be is always exciting.

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Forget Brexit: Cameron’s legacy is a generation of ‘almost’ working

132,000 Brits employed in this way worked zero hours and nearly a third of those employed on these contracts want more hours than they are offered.

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From Surviving To Thriving

Why My Day Job Is Changing The Lives Of East End Displaced Women

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Zero Hour Contracts Are Not The Problem

What is clear though is that no one can argue with the wealth of evidence that shows the UK is struggling to be tackle social mobility.

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Asma Shah talks to We Are The City

“You Make It” is not an employability scheme – that is just one of the outcomes,”

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