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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 non-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 currently excited about Jasmine’s return to social media. She’ll be dojng some Facebook Lives so make sure we’re connected on Facebook and then check that out. We’re also looking forward to our The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Cuppa which will take place this Saturday, 4th April. More details on The Women Like Me page.

We will also be putting on The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference, the tentative date is Saturday, 6th June. It’s a tentative date due to Covid and we will review the date later this month after the government has reviewed our national situation. Nevertheless, will you be joining us?… Did you join us last time? Well our theme is ‘From Fear to Free’ We have a different, great set of speakers, excellent activities, a range of interesting exhibitors and lunch plus more! Check it out and get details of who’s speaking by clicking here .
We were so happy about 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.

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 and workshops.

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 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 with the knowledge and tools 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. The ability to celebrate themselves and other female in a sisterhood.

We seek to empower Luton and Bedfordshire women and girls who 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 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 training and 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 combines her professional expertise; years of training, development, coaching and mentoring and certifi-
cation (CIPD certified, SET membership and more), along with her personal experience to create maximum impact, promoting positive change. How could Jasmine and The Like Me CIC help you as an individual or organisation? Check out our Development page that’s coming soon to see what’s available.

The Like Me CIC team consists of men and women 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 in Luton & Beds confident and courageous, 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 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. Join us on Saturday 4th April. With lockdown in place it’s currently illegal to meet in person, so we’ll meet virtually. Get your Eventbrite ticket here. We look forward to seeing you 😉.

The Women Like Me Luton & Beds Conference

The first event was in May 2018 and last year we took the baton holding the conference on Friday, 14th June 2019 at Venue 360 from 9am to 5pm. It bought women from all walks of Luton life, all faiths, all ethnicities, all ages together and they were empowered, encouraged and inspired as indicated by the feedback. Check out the speaker pictures and bios here and the event pics here. In fact, it was so good we’re doing it again!!! With November’s cancellation behind us, we’re moving forward to make tjis years conference even better.

Do you want to be more confident? Do you wish you had more courage to live a life that you really want and show up as you want to be seen? Would you like to embrace and celebrate yourself more rather than beat yourself up and pick yourself a part? Do you want to be and feel FREE? Then this is the event for YOU! Here’s the date to put into your diary: Saturday, 6th June 2020. This theme for this conference is From Fear to Free. Pre-register for Early Bird tickets and a special discount by clicking here. Especially because Covid is making it really hard to plan eventsat the moment so we can update you of any changes.

Speakers will be revealed along with the agenda for our fab day over the coming weeks and months. What you can guess though is that Jasmine, Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Director of The Like Me CIC is part of the line up. If you want to get updates on when the speakers and agenda are released, then pre-register here now.
Not only will each woman have a great uplifting day but there is also the opportunity to connect with local businesses and organisations. For interested businesses and organisations check out the Partner With Us page to see how you might be able to get involved by clicking here.
If you have any questions or special requirements please get in touch with us.

Confidence Walks & Talks Workshops

We are so excited to be offering our 4 part practical workshops called Confidence Walks & Talks. These sessions have been designed for those of you who have been working on building your confidence, or who are fortunate enough to have a reasonable level of confidence, and want to take it to another level! You want your confidence to soar and that’s what we have planned for you to achieve.

Over the 4 weeks you will be given practical challenges that are designed to cause confidence growth. The sessions will cover the following:

Session 1: Strengths Focus & Development Awareness

Session 2: I Am Authentic

Session 3: Leaving The Comfort Zone

Session 4: Presenting Empowered Me

Preparation tasks and activities will be given for the sessions so maximum development occurs. You will be stretched, you will be challenged but you will also be supported and coached to overcome as that’s what those with confidence do!

Get in touch if you’re interested in this course.

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 as many Luton & Beds women and girls is dependent on getting 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.

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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