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Whether you found out about us from the radio, networking, a feature in the newspaper or a talk, we’re glad you’re here. Thanks for stopping by and we hope you’re staying safe in these unsettling Covid times.

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 as they want to be seen. This includes but is not exclusively through training, events and mini-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 and come back soon. We are excited about Jasmine’s return to social media. She’s been doing some Facebook Lives so make sure you’re connected on Facebook and then check them out. We’re will also be updating the website with development opportunities and where Jasmine has been and will be. We’re happy to connect with and support you during these difficult times by offering The Saturday Cuppa which will take place each Saturday during lockdown so we can get together, virtually of course, chat, share and laugh. More details found on The Women Like Me page.

We are putting on The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference this year and we can confirm the date is Saturday, 20th June 2020. And guess what? We’re taking it live! This means you can join us from anywhere in the world. Do you want to get updates such as confirmed speakers, Early Bird tickets, pre-event interviews etc, as soon as they’re released? If so, pre-register here.
Did you join us last June?…Well our theme this year is ‘From Feeling Fear to Feeling Free’. We’re going to at fear and its many guises so we can break free! We will look at causes of fear and in particular abuse. We have a host (whoop whoop), a different, yet great set of speakers, engaging activities, a range of interesting promotions plus more! Check it out and get details of who’s speaking soon.

If you’re wondering what to expect at The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference then take a look at our last one which took place on Friday, June 14th 2019. Take a look at that day in June through our pictures by clicking here and view the speakers and their bios here. Alternatively, head to The Women Like Me page where you can find out about our upcoming development events.
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. We’re looking forward to sharing the pictures, once we finally get them. Visit again soon to view them. We are really thrilled to have begun our campaign to Empower our girls and the conference was our first step. You can support our campaign to Empower 100 Girls with the Girls Like Me Luton & Beds by making a donation, click here.

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 as they want to be seen. And, the ability to celebrate themselves and other females in a sisterhood.

We empower Luton and Bedfordshire women and girls who have low self-worth and may have endured abuse/violence, exploitation, and Common Mental Health Disorders (CMD) so they can recover, reconnect and rise up 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 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 as they want to be seen. 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. We looked at the fears that are most common to us women as shown below…

Or may be your like Jasmine and have:

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

Maybe your a woman who

  • has faced life’s tough challenges, such as sickness, bereavement etc that have left you nervous, anxious?
  • Or maybe you’re in a difficult place now and are unsure or afraid of what to do?
  • If you answered yes to any of this, then you’re an ideal woman to attend The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference 2020. 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 want to be free. Reclaim your freedom and join us. Get your ticket here now.

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

Take a look at this video…

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The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference is a time of encouragement, empowerment, inspiration and entertainment. To miss it, is to miss out. You can get your ticket here now.

So you’d love to join us but you…

  • are concerned about meeting up as large gatherings are illegal – We’re meeting on Zoom so you can be where you feel safe.
  • cannot attend for the whole day – you can attend for as much or as little of the day as you choose. You can dip in and out. You can also choose to just connect your audio so you’re able to listen on the go. The event will be recorded so you can watch the recording to catch up on what is missed.
  • are not based in Luton or Bedfordshire – You don’t need to be. It’s the title of the event but you can be anywhere in the world and we’re happy for you to join us.
  • cannot attend on Saturday – That’s okay as the event is being recorded.

To get your ticket click here.

Speaking of the Speaker interviews, you may wondering who are the Speakers? #MeetTheSpeakers
Introducing #TWLMLBC Line Up. We are proud to confirm the speakers for The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference 2020 are:

*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. Speakers will share from their heart to encourage, empower and inspire your heart. Each will give their personal story of how and why fear affected their life and most importantly how they stopped it from dictating their lives.

We’ve got fantastic speakers with great stories and tips to share to help you move towards freedom. We’ll have engaging activities like First Aid and a martial art. We’ll have excellent entertainment like a singer. We’ll also have a raffle prize draw. This is set to be a day to remember. So get your ticket now to ensure that you are a part of it. Click here.
Not only will each woman have a great uplifting day but there is also the opportunity to connect with local businesses and organisations. For those businesses and organisations interested in partnering with us to promote their business/organisation register here and we will be in touch. Remember to let us know if you have any questions or special requirements. Please do get in touch with us.

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 Women Like Me Luton & Beds 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?… I don’t know….So we’ve decided to create that space and place. . With lockdown in place it’s currently illegal to meet in person, so we’re doing it virtually and weekly. We refuse to let self – isolation be isolating. So join us at 10.20am each Saturday morning, although it will not take place this Saturday. Get your Eventbrite ticket for the following week here. We look forward to seeing you 😉.

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 100 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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