I would like to thank you for becoming a subscriber and a supporter of Migrant Woman magazine, which began its journey this year with a purpose to promote positive stories of migrant women around the world.
Thank you for your engagement with comments in social media, your emails, and positive feedback about our work, which has been helpful and appreciated.
My intention over the year has been to create a space for every woman who needs to share her story and become a role model and inspire other women as well. In the eight issues that we have published so far, I think we have achieved this and you have been a part of our success too.
We published the first issue in April 2014 and have featured many stories of women who have created their own reality, starting everything from scratch in a new country. The women that have spoken positively of their work and business have told us that they have had a lot of benefits and felt rewarded having been part of the magazine. It has served as an excellent promotion for them.
We are honoured to have our regular and loyal contributors who have trusted us from the beginning and I would like to express my gratitude to Baybars Altuntas, Judy Piatkus, Simon Newsham, Aura Imbarus, Anna-Cajsa Johanson, Tony Selimi, Shamin Iqbal etc.
Whilst the majority of viewers online are in the UK, the website attracts visitors from around the world. We will be further developing the digital model as more and more people are accessing and reading on their smartphone or tablet. The number exceeds those on a computer or laptop and increasing all the time.
My intention over the year has been to create a space for every woman who needs to share her story and become a role model and inspire other women as well …I think we have achieved this and you have been a part of our success too.
We went out of our comfort zone by organising events, and extending our work to other countries, and are proud of what we have achieved so far. As we learn from each event, we strive to improve.
Following a number of events that have happened in 2014 which has helped us to build a readership and a wide audience, we are now at a stage to feel more confident to continue and make this mission even bigger. As with everything, we need to evolve and make changes for the project to be sustainable commercially, and to achieve greater things, which you will see come to life during 2015.
A new challenge and aim is to extend the mission with the creation of the non-profit organisation ‘Migrant Woman Association’ as a social project and thank you to my co-directors in agreeing to be involved with this. The organisation aims to fulfill a purpose of helping and supporting women that are new to London and the UK, and still finding their way, or are in a difficult situation and not sure who they can turn to. More details and a new website are coming soon.
With Migrant Woman magazine I have had the chance to meet wonderful women who are now in a good place. They are successful, powerful, confident and focused in what they want to achieve in life. However, through also working at Solace Women’s Aid with women who suffer from domestic violence, this has motivated me to try and help those in less fortunate circumstances to get to a better place and a more positive future.
This objective will help women out of their isolation, connect with other women, find out about opportunities, apply improved options for their lives and unlock their potential to become who they want to be, finding a job, improving their lifestyle, creating a career and build a healthier future for their children.
My aim for 2015 is that with your support, we can build a bridge and make sure that these successful women may help and empower other women as mentors, role models and an inspiration to encourage them to build a successful and happier life.
My very best wishes for you in 2015 and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has trusted me from the beginning and during 2014.
I trust that you will continue to enjoy more of the stories to come in 2015.