Mariama Njie-Ceesay is a Senior Associate of Inclusive Partnerships at Do it Now Now. With over 15 years of knowledge and experience within the commercial, not-for-profit and higher education sectors, Mariama is an advocate of using lived-experience as a force for ‘doing business for good’.
She manages the business development and training programmes for the social enterprise community supported by CU Social Enterprise CIC (CUSE). She leads CUSE’s Start-up training programme, Launch Social Enterprise, which focuses on developing and inspiring the future generation of social entrepreneurs; in particular from refugee and migrant communities, and those wanting to tackle issues facing disadvantaged young people. This interactive programme helps participants develop a business idea from concept, to trading, and also offers ongoing 1:1 support.
Mariama is a qualified youth mentor with a particular interest in supporting vulnerable young people to find their social purpose within their local community, and is also the co-chair of the equality, diversity and inclusion committee within Coventry University’s Enterprise and Innovation strand.