26-year-old entrepreneur Caroline Odogwu wins Point of Light award from Prime Minister David Cameron

Caroline Odogwu

Caroline Odogwu

First published in News

An entrepreneurial 26-year-old from Carshalton has won an award from the Prime Minister David Cameron, for inspiring others and making a positive change in the community.

Caroline Odogwu is co-founder of ‘She Is You’- a social enterprise which runs confidence-building workshops for young women.

The organisation is designed to help them raise their aspirations and achieve their potential.

She teaches them how to communicate and express themselves better, to appreciate their own value, and to build self-esteem.

Ms Odogwu said: “It is such a privilege and honour to be recognised for this award.

“She Is You wouldn't have come this far without co-founder Yinka Oyebade and our long-standing volunteer Elina Smyrniou.

“In today's world girls and young women are put under a lot of pressure by the media's portrayal of what a woman should be.

“I am passionate about giving young women a platform and a voice to support them to reach their individual potential and break down barriers that we face on a daily basis."

Every day a Point of Light award is given to somebody carrying out positive work in their community.

Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Caroline is helping to inspire young women, showing them that they can achieve their goals and make a difference in their lives.

“I am delighted to recognise Caroline as a Point of Light, and I hope that she continues to help more young women reach their potential.”

Ms Odogwu won the award on Friday, August 22.

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