Alia

Alia

From lacking confidence to thriving in the Arts.

Alia joined us in the Autumn of 2015. She was deeply lacking in confidence and self-belief, which was having a terrible impact on her life. Her self-esteem had suffered as a result of not doing well at school and she was struggling with the pressure being put on her by her family to gain employment when offers were not forthcoming; the struggle to get a job, of course, being made worse by her lack of confidence. 

Being a part of the YMI programme enabled Alia to explore her interests and skills without the pressure of school and family, and gave her the opportunity to gain valuable experience which not only made her more employable but also increased her confidence. 

When Alia arrived at the realisation that she wants to work in an Arts environment, YMI were able to broker a placement for her at a partner arts venue, working in a front of box and box office role. Alia excelled in the post has continued to work at the venue long past the established term, now in a promoted front of house and box office manager position. 

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.

mentoring

Mentoring

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.

Donate

Donations help put women through our programme and gifts in kind which help us operate as an organisation.

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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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Testimonials
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