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100 Women is a project launched by City Gateway, a charity dedicated to bringing hope to the local communities of Tower Hamlets that haven’t benefited from the area’s wider economic development. We look to connect with local women and disadvantaged young people, and run programmes which engage them, train them and provide them with the skills and opportunities they need to enter work or further education.

In partnership with a wide range of firms and community organisations we have seen amazing changes in both groups and individuals and made a visible difference to local statistics.

The motivation for this project comes from the women themselves. We took it upon ourselves to


ask the women we work with what they think ourselves and corporate organisations could be doing to help benefit them.

They identified key issues, such as understanding other generations, dealing with migration issues, finding better training and work opportunities (especially work experience for adults), creating work networking opportunities and having a better work understanding and philosophy.

On 8th March 2011 people all over the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day and as part of that we’ll have captured the stories of 100 women whose lives the project has changed. We will have been holding intergenerational project’s leading up to this day which will directly benefit the local community.



In the meantime we’re keen to link with firms who want to hold their own fundraising events in aid of the women’s project and welcome any wider volunteering or pro-bono activity that you think might help support our work.

Our marketing team and steering group are very happy to help support you, and if you need a good media or catering service we happen to know a couple of fantastic social enterprises right here in our Enterprise Hub:

Flavour Gateway Gateway-Media


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