Our Vision

Our vision is a world in which women’s well-being is viewed and understood in a holistic way to include the mental, physical and social aspects of life.

Our Mission

Our mission is to assist and encourage women to strive for wellness in all areas and aspects of their lives and to create spaces where women can support and encourage each other through their lived experience.

About Us

For Women is a CIC (Community Interest Company) founded and led entirely by women. We contribute to the emotional and physical well-being of women through peer-to-peer talking groups and free educational workshops that champion self-awareness, self-care and self-empowerment.

Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, a sense of meaning or purpose, and the ability to manage stressWe can increase our well-being by practising self-reflection, building resiliency, educating ourselves and taking action.

There are many types of well-being. Our activities and workshops focus on these 4 major types:

  • Emotional well-being

  • Physical well-being

  • Social well-being

  • Workplace well-being

We recognise that each type of well-being is important to our overall sense of wellness. Through workshops and peer-to-peer talking groups, we encourage our participants to self-reflect on how and what they can do to make sure that all these types of well-being needs are met and functioning to some extent.

Who We Are

Our Values

Everything we do is reflected in our values. Below are our core values and the behaviours which we expect from our staff and participants:

Compassion

  •  Encourage and support women in a non-judgemental and holistic way

  • Actively listen to what may be afflicting women and work with them to tackle the issues

  • Strive to always act with kindness, humanity, empathy and understanding

  • Take thoughtful and intelligent action and use our resources to enhance the lives of women 

Self-empowerment

  • Strive to learn from all experiences to enhance the quality of our lives

  • Encourage women to share their personal experiences with other women, supporting and encouraging one another

  • Make a difference in our communities, families, work place

  • Collaborate with partner organisations that champion women’s self-empowerment and well-being

Inclusion

  • Provide a safe platform where all women feel welcome, respected and included

  • Create a support network to tackle loneliness and isolation

  • Celebrate and promote diversity and challenge inequalities

  • Encourage and value everyone’s contribution, opinions and suggestions equally

  • Work together with members and partner organisations as equal partners

Excellence

  • Deliver outstanding services to all our participants

  • Strive for excellent employee experience and creating a work culture that enhances the quality of life of our employees

  • Act with integrity and respect and show accountability in everything we do

  • Always strive to find new, innovative ways to support and enhance the lives of as many women as possible

Meet The Team

We are a small and passionate team of professional women who want to make a big impact on our communities and society. Each of us has unique skills and experience that we use to enhance and support the lives of women in London.

For Women is constantly evolving and changing along with the women who are part of it. Our team and advisory boards are made up of women who originally joined to be part of the peer-to-peer support groups. We believe in active participation and self-empowerment. If a member has an idea that might benefit her and/or the other members, we actively try to create new roles within the organisation and/or opportunities where they can learn and develop their desired skills with us.

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Vittoria De Meo

 Founder and Director

Vittoria is a qualified Independent Mental Health Advisor, workshop facilitator and mentor with coaching skills.

 

Vittoria works with a variety of organisations including Clinical Commissioning Groups and NHS providers. She co-facilitates away days delivering training to hospital staff, particularly emergency staff and mental health nurses.

Vittoria is passionate about supporting women to become leaders in their communities, families and places of work. The women she has supported have gone onto playing pivotal roles in tackling issues regarding health and social care.

In her spare time, Vittoria loves cooking food from her native Italy. After seeing way too many questionable “carbonaras”, Vittoria set up The Italian Sunday Lunch Club where she teaches her friends how to cook scrumptious Italian food while socialising.

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Esther Mmbago

Director

Esther has worked in the charity sector for over fifteen years.

 

Her passion is in welfare and she has worked for a number of national charities specialising in welfare rights, supporting the elderly and people with disabilities.

 

Esther has delivered outreach services, coordinated helpline services and provided training for third sector organisations.

Esther is happiest reading a good book or catching up with her latest Korean drama.

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