Welcome to Jijaze. We are an online community for women who want to make a real difference in the world without exhausting and depleting themselves
What if taking care of yourself helped you make a bigger difference?
We have found that many women passionate about creating social and cultural change are also
Tired, exhausted and heading for burnout.
They are committed to making change happen but often sacrifice themselves in the process
We believe that in order to be long term change makers
This needs to change
We need to resource ourselves
And fill ourselves up
To be the change we want to see in the world.
At Jijaze we are a community
supporting women to take better care of themselves
And become more resilient change makers
Able to have a greater impact on the world.
By gathering a global community of women
In a dedicated online space
We would love you to be one of the women who joins us there.
You can find out more by going to our Join Us page or clicking on the button below.
You can also find us discussing these issues in our Facebook Group, 'What if taking care of yourself helped you make a bigger difference?'
Our aim is to create a community of women passionately committed to both the change they want to create and to developing the habit of self-care.
Caring for ourselves properly is a radical, counter-cultural act
In our community space we share resources and conversations about making self-care a regular habit so that it becomes second nature.
And we also provide information about how really taking care of yourself is an essential part of making change happen in the world and why it matters politically and collectively as well as individually.
Finally we use our shared space to dream up new ideas for how we can work to make a difference in ways that nourish us as well as the communities we want to serve.
We began this project at the beginning of 2017 but we have a bold vision.
Over the next three years we want to work with 1000 women to help them figure out how to make a difference in ways that don’t negate them looking after and taking care of themselves.
P.S. On 20th September we are hosting an event, Replenish: The Virtual Away Day for Women Who Create Change. It's Free and we would love you to join us if you are interested in this work. Find out more here: https://jijaze.com/replenish
Jijaze was created by women like you, with decades of experience between us working in international development, social enterprise, charity and non-profit sectors. We know what it’s like to give your all to the change you’re making, and we also know the toll it can take. We built this space to connect women working for change in a virtual haven – a sanctuary where you can access resources and relevant learning to grow your skills; find support to retreat and reflect so you can do your best work and connect with peers from all over the world. Our intention: to make it easy for you to get the support you need to make more of the change you want to see in the world.
'This is a gorgeous place for women to enjoy community, rest and inspiration. It's the perfect resource for the woman who has been craving it and who is ready to make time and space for it. It's generous, inviting and loving'
Tanya Geisler, Speaker and Leadership Coach, Canada http://tanyageisler.com/
If you would like a taste of our community before you join us we can send you our short email series which includes strategies to support you in your wellbeing as a social change maker & more information about our community.
If you sign up for this and don't choose to join our community you will then receive our newsletter which includes updates about this work and future offers and events. You can also choose to unsubscribe at any time, we want the people who hear from us to want to hear from us.
'I am passionate about social innovation, business and entrepreneurship but particularly about business for good. As women, I think we carry a lot on our plates and are constantly thinking about our families, friends and others but never about ourselves. Coco Chanel said “Once we start thinking about ourselves with the same intensity and commitment that we think about others, we will shine!” Jijaze to me, provides a space I can be selfish and think about myself, my needs while replenishing my energy to be me.'
Eva Baguma, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited (UWEAL), Uganda http://www.uweal.co.ug/