What if, by taking better care of yourself, you could make a bigger difference in the world?
At Jijaze our central mission is to help you to know and practice that it is possible to make a difference without overworking and exhausting yourself.
We also promote the idea that looking after ourselves is part of making change possible in the world.
Our Jijaze Community is an online home for women working in the not-for-profit sectors and those who are passionate about creating real social change in the world.
It's a virtual space to connect, work out how to take care of your own wellbeing, share and learn from one another and take seriously the need to imagine a different tomorrow - and new ways of getting there.
Membership is on a pay what you can basis.
You can contribute as little or as much as you are able, but the main thing is, we’d love you to join us.
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J. K. Rowling
What you get when you join Jijaze:
✔ A community space where you can learn from others and share your ideas
✔ Content that challenges a culture of overwork, burnout,
and exhaustion and helps you do the same
✔ Resources to help you identify the work for change which truly calls you
✔ Support to experiment with changing your working
practice and do things differently
✔ A hopeful community of like-minded others to remind you that change is possible.
✔ A place to think creatively about new and different ways of imagining better and making change happen in the world.
Some of the things you'll find in our community
Live Community Events
Each Month we will run a Virtual Check In Call and a Virtual Away Day (during which there will be two calls) open to all members of our Jijaze Community
Invitations to share and listen
Regular prompts which invite you to share with us and each other within our private online Community Space
Part of Imagining Better is allowing ourselves to think creatively about the future that we truly want to see. Each month we will be providing creative prompts to help you explore what a better world might look like.
Designed to support you to take a moment - or many - to step back think about how to make sure you are filled up for the work for change you are committed to do.
About Mary Ann & The Jijaze Team
Mary Ann has worked in international development for most of the past two decades. Her interest in the wellbeing and replenishment of those in the third sector began when she reached a point of burn out herself six years ago and her belief in the power of bringing women together in community was inspired by the many women who have helped her to put her life back together since.
To create Jijaze in a way that allowed her to practice what she wants to preach Mary Ann has brought together a small Team of women in an inner circle who help her hold this project and share it with the world. Find out about Agnes, Becky, Madeleine and Sarah here.
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/
Jijaze to me, provides a space I can be selfish and think about myself, my needs while replenishing my energy to do my work
'I think, as Coco Chanel said, that “Once we start thinking about ourselves with the same intensity and commitment that we think about others, we will shine!” .'
Eva Baguma, Uganda Women Entrepreneurs Association Limited http://www.uweal.co.ug/
The Jijaze Community: A place for women who want to make a difference in the world without depleting themselves.
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. Enter your details here to receive it.
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