Shama Women’s Centre was founded in 1985 by a group of Leicester women whose mission was, and continues to be, to empower local women from different backgrounds to become socially, educationally and economically active.
Through social, educational and employment support we have helped thousands of women to gain confidence and qualifications. With our help local women who might otherwise experience isolation have become active and valued members of the community.
We are extremely proud of the work we do and the women who have achieved so much with our assistance. In 2015 our chairwoman Yasmin Nathani was awarded an MBE from the Queen in recognition of her service to the empowerment of women in Leicester.