Aspiring Women Programme

Aspiring Women exists to support local women from diverse social and cultural backgrounds to develop enterprise skills, connections, empowering them to consider positive pathways such as further education, volunteering, work experience, employment or setting up their own enterprise.

The free programme will take women on a journey from self-belief and mindset to enterprise and business skills, helping them create positive pathways and fulfil their potential. The fully-funded programme includes social gatherings and childcare if required.

The 20-week programme launched on Tuesday 1 February 2022, with the first eight weeks – ‘Live Your Best Life’ – focusing on participants’ confidence and self-esteem. The first cohort of 15 delegates come from a range of countries from Pakistan and Morocco to the Philippines and Malawi.

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Meet the Team

Fatima Ramzan

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Fatima Ramzan has worked in community-led projects, empowering women from all over the world. She is a team member at Women’s Business Station, supporting Ayse in the Aspiring Women Programme.

Ayse Cinar

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Ayse Cinar has is a (MBS, PhD, DSci) Leadership and Wellbeing Coach and will be delivering The Aspiring Women Programme.

Quotes

– Arooj Sarwat
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– Amal Abukhrais
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Our Funders & Sponsors

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The Matthew Trust

Aspiring Women can support 50 women, having attracted additional funding from construction company McLaughlin & Harvey (£8K), with £10K grants awarded by The Matthew Trust, Northwood Trust and The National Lottery ‘Awards for All’ programme. An additional £8K was raised through Women’s Business Station’s Bauble of Hope campaign, where local businesses sponsored a Christmas bauble before Christmas.