Jijaze is an online community for women who want to make a real difference in the world without depleting themselves.
Too many women in the not-for-profit sectors are tired, exhausted and heading for burnout. They are committed to a cause but sacrifice themselves in the process.
Our names means to fill yourself up in Swahili and 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.
To do this we are gathering this global community of women through our dedicated online community space.
There you can connect with women who are passionately committed to their work for change and also long to figure out how to do it in a way that doesn’t deplete them. Women who are struggling with the same issues you face.
In our community we have resources to help you, discussions to inspire you and loads of information about how really taking care of yourself is an important part of making change happen in the world. We also use the 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.
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/