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The Like Me CIC is a registered not-for-profit personal development Community Interest Company which aims to empower and encourage the development of confidence, courage and celebration in vulnerable women and girls in Luton and Bedfordshire so they can live a life they really want and show up in the world authentically. This includes but is not exclusively through events, training and in future magazines.

We’re passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of women and girls in Luton and Bedfordshire and our offering reflects this. Take a look around our website. Consider checking out last months blog on Loving Enough to Leave by clicking here. We’re really excited about our recent update…take a look our Development Opportunities page to find out how we might support you or the females you work with. We have some great programmes for women and girls. Also check out where Jasmine has been and will be on the Featured In and On page. We we’re happy to connect with and support you during the challenging lockdown times by offering The Saturday Cuppa which has been postponed but will resume this month, August. The Saturday Cuppa will now take place virtually on the third Saturday of each month. More details will be found on The Women Like Me page.

We put on The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference again this year on Saturday, 20th June 2020. The theme was ‘From Feeling Fear to Feeling Free’. And guess what? It was amazing!!! Thankfully, it’s not just me that thought so. Feedback from the speakers as well as the participants reflects this. We’ll have a sneak peak for you to check out very soon.

We were so happy with The Girls Like Me Luton Conference which celebrated the International Day of the Girl that took place on 11th October 2019. And we’re excited to have begun our campaign to empower our girls and the conference was our first step on this journey. You can support our campaign to Empower 1000 Girls with the Girls Like Me L&B by making a donation, click here. We’ll be confirming details of the The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Conference 2020 soon. Be sure to come back and check out The Girls Like Me page for details.

Check us out and connect with us on social media. Check out The Women Like Me and/or The Girls Like Me page on Facebook and The Like Me CIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram.

We hope you’ll be empowered and encouraged as you look around and would love your feedback. Take care.

About

About The Like Me CIC

Who Are We?

The Like Me CIC is a registered not-for-profit personal development Community Interest Company founded by Jasmine Mbye, (yep, that’s the woman in the picture), which aims to empower and encourage vulnerable women and girls in Luton and Bedfordshire to develop the confidence and courage to live a life they really want and show up in the world authentically. As well as celebrate themselves and other females in a sisterhood.

We empower Luton and Bedfordshire women and girls who typically have low self-worth and may have endured abuse/violence, exploitation, and Common Mental Health Disorders, (such as mild to moderate anxiety, depression, stress) so they can recover, reconnect and rise to overcome and avoid these defining who they are. This is partly by providing a platform and partnering with other specialist support agencies.

Jasmine is an accomplished Speaker, Trainer, Coach and the Director of the Like Me CIC. She was born in Luton but lived most of her life in London, returning to Luton in 2015 and moving to Bedford in 2019. Jasmine has always had a heart for working with women but was reluctant to work with girls although many suggested it. However, after having her first child in 2017, Jasmine was inspired to work with girls as she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl.

Jasmine has overcome many struggles in her life from a dysfunctional and abusive childhood to a toxic and abusive marriage. Yet, she has found her faith and inner work, personal development, has helped her recover from situations that would otherwise have been soul destroying, becoming better and stronger. It’s this determination that leads Jasmine to make a positive difference to females right here in Luton and Bedfordshire. Jasmine shares her story to empower and encourage others. Jasmine’s authenticity comes from her belief that when she lets her light shine others are encouraged to do the same, as so eloquently put by Marianne Williamson in her book Return to Love. Check it out the famous quote here: https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/1239848-a-return-to-love-reflections-on-the-principles-of-a-course-in-miracles.

Jasmine started developing individuals over 12 years ago. She has trained, coached and mentored hundreds of individuals on a one-to-one basis as well as in small, medium and large groups ranging from unemployed to entry level to senior global executives.

Jasmine’s professional expertise; years of speaking, training, development, coaching and mentoring along with certification (CIPD certified, SET membership and more), is coupled with her personal experience to create maximum impact, promoting positive change through all that The Like Me CIC do.

How could Jasmine and The Like Me CIC help you develop as an individual or your people if you’re an organisation? We host empowering events, check out The Women Like Me and The Girls Like Me pages. Along with dynamic development opportunities. Check out our Development page that’s coming soon to see what’s available. And in future we will also have our magazines.

The Like Me CIC team consists of women and men representative of the Luton & Beds community with a passion to make a difference. Many of these are volunteers who are pursuing their passions.

Jasmine and the team have a vision to see every woman and girl living confidently and courageously, celebrating herself and her female sisters as they live a life they really want and show up in the world authentically. If this appeals to you, get connected with us.

The Women Like Me

The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference

It’s 2020 and we we’re determined to make this year’s conference even better. To remove any potential issues we took it live on Zoom and the date was Saturday, 20th June 2020. The theme was From Feeling Fear to Feeling Free and it was amazing!

We looked at the fears that are most common to us women as shown below…

Along with those other ones Jasmine had;

  • struggling with fear of rejection so you don’t put yourself out there?
  • fear of failure so you won’t even try?

We also considered that in life we face life’s tough challenges, such as sickness, bereavement etc which can leave us nervous and anxious. Or that might be in a difficult place and are unsure or afraid of what to do.

Fear affects each of us in different ways, nevertheless what unites us is that we have all felt fear. Fear may have held us captive but we wanted and still want to be free. It was all about reclaiming your freedom. Listening to the stories of women who had and who were doing just that.

Still wondering if you are a Woman Like Me???

Take a look at this video…

The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference was a time of encouragement, empowerment and inspiration. To miss it, really was to miss out. What Jasmine realised after the event is that this conference is all about telling the hidden stories that make us who we are and using those stories to empower other women so they can keep on moving. Pretty amazing right? So there were many who wanted to attend but for whatever reason were unable to do so. Jasmine’s passion for making a difference to as many women as possible means that she’s up to something. We will be releasing a sneak peak of the conference soon as well as an opportunity to watch the #Replay of the ENTIRE event.  Want to make sure you get those details first, then register here.

The amazing #TWLMLBC Line Up. A huge thanks goes out to the speakers of The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference 2020. They were each outstanding in their own right and shared so generously. Particular thanks goes to Haneefah Muhammed who hosted the event so humorously and brilliantly. The speakers were:

*Daniella Blechner
*Danielle Bridge
*Debbie Gilbert
*Haneefah Muhammad
*Hasina Rahman
*Jasmine Mbye
*Katrina Sargent
*Samara Barnett

Check out the pics and bios of these amazing speakers here.

The first ever event was in May 2018 put on by Luton Council. Last year we took the baton holding the conference on Friday, 14th June 2019 at Venue 360 from 9am to 5pm. It bought together over 70 women from all walks of Luton life, all faiths, all ethnicities, all ages and they were empowered, encouraged and inspired as indicated by the feedback. Check out the previous speaker pictures and bios here and the event pics here.

The Saturday Cuppa

So, where can we go to get together and have a good chat, laugh, be encouraged and share and solve some problems on a monthly basis for FREE?… I don’t know….So we created that space and place. With lockdown restrictions having eased we’re moving to a monthly meeting albeit virtually. So join us at 10.20am on the third Saturday of each month starting this month, August. Come back in the next couple of days to get your Eventbrite ticket. We look forward to seeing you there 😉.

The Women Like Me Luton Magazine

This will be produced quarterly with stories of women within Luton & Beds, or those of interest to women residing here, women who have gone through great challenges and overcome difficulties. We what to share about women who are living the life they want and showing up in the world as they want to be seen.Visit this page again soon for more information.If you’re a Lutonian woman we’d love to get your views so please complete our questionnaire by clicking here. It doesn’t require any personal details and will only take a few minutes.

Partner With Us

Partner With Us

Success lies in partnerships and The Like Me CIC is always looking to form great ones. Our ability to reach even more Luton & Beds women and girls as possible is dependent on getting donations, advertisers, sponsors and funding partners. Our ability to help and support as many women and girls as we can is down to partnering with specialist agencies. So why not take a look and see how you might get involved.

Donating

We are really thrilled to have begun our campaign to Empower our girls at The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Conference last year. This was our first step but the campaign continues. You can support our campaign to Empower 1000 Girls with the Girls Like Me Luton & Beds by sharing and/or making a donation, click here. Your support enables us to make more of a difference.

Advertising

If you’re interesting in advertising to women and girls in Luton there are a number of opportunities we provide. You can advertise in either or both of our magazines; The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Magazine or The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Magazine, or have a stand at our The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference and/or The Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Conference.

Other opportunities to advertise include giving a promotional talk at our conferences or including your business items in our goody bags. Advertising opportunities are limited and time sensitive so get in touch quickly for more details about our rates.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a great way for different businesses, or individuals, to get involved in the great community work we are doing whilst promoting their business and connecting with Luton & Beds women and girls. It can be challenging to engage in community work while doing your day to day business activities and sponsorship helps to build that bridge. If you would like The Like Me CIC to help you connect with more women and girls in Luton & Beds, whilst helping us to make a positive impact and our services more accessible then let’s partner..

Sponsorship can include advertising opportunities, for example business items in the goody bag or a promotional talk. However, there are exclusive elements reserved solely for our sponsors such as your business logo on our website, your promotional literature on event tables or social media promotion. We have great sponsorship packages which range in price. For information on sponsorship packages and what they offer you, get in touch. Or if you would like to make a donation to our Empower 100 Girls at the Girls Like Me Luton & Beds Campaign then click here.

Funding Partners

We have identified some funding partners to support our work. However, if you think there may be additional funding partners we could work with, please feel free to contact us.

Specialist Agencies

If you are part of a specialist agency that supports women and girls who are at risk or have been exposed to exploitation, abuse/violence, Common Mental Health Disorders (CMD), then we want to partner with you. Please get in touch.

To get more information and to give a few details, click here.

Get In Touch

Get In Touch

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