As someone who is deeply committed to making the world a better place, you probably already know how important self-care is…

...and you wish you were doing it better.

We already consume a lot of information about self-care. Most of us are convinced --

And yet, most of us struggle to apply it and make it real.

We really need to practice self-care (rather than just know about self-care) so we can sustain our wellbeing AND make an impact.

That’s what we designed Jijaze for.

Our Jijaze Community is structured support designed to help you take what you know about self care (+ some extra suggestions and input from us) and apply it on a daily basis… that you can be more of who you are and what you’re here to do.

Without burning yourself out.

While being WELL.

You're not alone.

"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

"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

Monthly Skill-Building Workshops so you can keep adding incremental self-care skills to your regular life and get into an automatic self-care rhythm .

Virtual Away Day each month (with intention setting call at the beginning of the day) where you take time out of your normal routine alongside us and others in the community. This gives you accountability for time out of your normal routine to focus on your replenishment or the work your enjoy that keeps on being neglected.

Accountability Threads and community connection opportunities so that you can be reminded to care for yourself and learn from others about how to build a habit that works for you.

A Meditation/Relaxation Practice each month you can download and listen to as much as you want so you can get in the habit of calming your central nervous system.

Journaling Prompts so that you can deepen your self awareness around limits, challenges, strengths, sources of fuel and energy.

Monday and Friday Check-In Prompts so that you can explicitly articulate your wellbeing goals for the week and be personally accountable for them (and celebration them!). This helps you declare your intentions and fortify yourself.

Quarterly Challenges around critical issues like boundaries so that you can build more foundational skills and learn how to make your wellbeing a priority.

Supportive Community so you know you’re not alone and so you can network with other changemakers and fortify each other.

Specific, Regular Feedback from Jijaze leaders responding to your questions and requests for advice in the group threads

What you get when you join Jijaze:

Madeleine Forbes

Outreach & Content Lead

About Mary Ann & The Jijaze Team

Sarah Kemi Richard

Communications Lead

Mary Ann Clements is the Director of Jijaze. She has worked in international development for most of the past two decades. She is passionate about making an impact and, like many change-making professionals, got burnt out in the process. She wants all of is to be able to create change and have an impact, sustainability, without our impact costing us our well being - and she believes that it can be done.

Joining Mary Ann in this mission is a small team holding this project and sharing it with the world. Agnes is our Web Weaver, Becky our Community Support Manager, Sarah is our PR and Marketing Manager and Madeline takes to lead on Research and Content Creation. Find out about Agnes, Becky, Madeleine and Sarah here.

Mary Ann Clements (Mhina)


Agnes Kocsis

Website Lead

Becky Peates

Organisational Lead

Let’s move out of burnout and into wellbeing and impact.

What if, by taking better care of yourself, you could make a bigger difference in the world?

Our community costs £27 per month and we'd love you to join us.

The Jijaze Community:
A structured community of support for women who want to make a difference in the world without depleting themselves.