Who We Are
Yemaya Collective is a non-profit that hosts monthly creative and networking events for women in London. We're on a mission to make lLondon less lonely and help women find sisterhood. Yemaya (also spelled Yemoja or Yemanja) is a goddess in the Yoruba religion, which is practiced in West Africa and the African diaspora. She is associated with the ocean, fertility, motherhood, and feminine power. In short, Yemaya means 'mother of all' we chose this name as we strive to encourage women to unlock their inner power within a community. Founders Alero Bello and Lotanna Amazu are passionate about fashion, music, hair and photography. We have so many ideas and are so grateful to have you on this journey with us!
What we do
Our primary focus is to build our sisterhood by hosting monthly creative networking events. It’s a simple idea, but this relaxed approach allows individuals that may be socially anxious to easily form new connections. We want to be your third space where you can network and participate in engaging activities. You don't have to be a creative to attend we just believe this is the perfect medium to start self-development. We’ve hosted several events since March 2023 and can't wait to meet more of you!
Creativity: Creativity can serve as a wonderful bridge to connect with like-minded individuals and foster meaningful friendships. We want to create an environment for individuals to express themselves and explore new ideas without fear of judgment or criticism. Our events encourage you to be open & authentic to explore common interests with others.
Community: being part of a supportive and engaging community provides women with a fertile ground for personal and professional development. The connections and resources available in these spaces can significantly impact various aspects of their lives. We want to connect with like-minded individuals who are unconventional. Late bloomers who are tapping into their creative side to support and uplift each other.
Collaboration: In a society that pushes a individualistic mindset, we want our members to work together to share ideas, give feedback, and create something greater than what they could achieve alone.