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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 8, 2022

This International Women’s Day, we would like to introduce you to three of Smart Works Edinburgh’s clients, Christine, Basita, and Giulia.

All three women came to Smart Works Edinburgh with their own stories but today, share how Smart Works Edinburgh has impacted their journeys into employment. Christine, Basita, and Giulia have all thanked us but we would like to take this International Women’s Day to thank not only them but a few others…

  • all of our clients past, present and future who’s stories continue to inspire us each and every day
  • all of our volunteers who deliver our service across Scotland with such dedication and care
  • each of our staff members who work with such passion and drive to make Smart Works Edinburgh the best it can be
  • each of our board members who drive our organisation to be the success it is
  • each of our referral partners who shout about our service and put us in the hands of the women who need us most
  • each of our retail supporters who allow us to dress our clients ready for their employment journey with style and confidence
  • each of our corporate supporters who raise funds to support our service

Our service is and will continue to be fuelled by inspiring women. To watch our full video, please click the following link: http://

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: February 6, 2019

New Year,

New You

Do low confidence and self-doubt hold you back? Do you feel stuck and need more clarity? Would you like to be more successful?

On 5th February, Pinky Ghadiali addressed these issues in her pilot Confidence Workshop for the clients of Smart Works Edinburgh.


The new year is a time for reflection, resolutions, and turning over a new leaf. At Pinky Ghadiali‘s Confidence Workshop, our clients learned to transform their mindset to be the most confident, positive, authentic version of themselves, every single day. This intimate workshop was a wonderful opportunity for Smart Works clients to share and learn together.


Pinky has worked with women from all walks of life to overcome limiting beliefs and anxieties. Her approach teaches women to take control of negative thoughts and be the most positive, authentic version of themselves. In addition, she supports hundreds of women with her two networking groups, Women in Networking Edinburgh and Women in Networking Glasgow.


Smart Works Edinburgh is so pleased that Pinky has generously shared some of her wisdom with our clients. We’re passionate about giving women the confidence to succeed in their job interviews, and Pinky’s coaching compliments that perfectly. Smart Works clients really feel the benefit of Pinky’s guidance.


Learn more about Pinky Ghadiali here.

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: March 8, 2017

The First minister launched the Young Scot Mentoring Programme from the office of Smart Works Edinburgh this morning, on International Women’s Day.

She spoke with our enthusiastic, young volunteer Tilly and with our successful client Batul. She donated her shoes and has promised some outfits as well. In her own words, she found us a

“a fantastic organisation helping women into work!”

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Location: Edinburgh
Date: June 13, 2016

Our volunteers are working with two womens’ prisons in Scotland creating awareness for our services so that on release the prisoners will be at ease coming to Smart Works Edinburgh for support.

Recently a team of six volunteers went to Edinburgh and put on a fashion show using Smart Works clothing and inmates as models, some of whom had never worn a dress or skirt before, let alone high heels. They took to the catwalk amidst applause, laughter and huge support from their fellow in mates. One model said after “Made me feel good and smart, would defo use on release”. The unit manager said “The buzz of the show will stay with the women and staff in the unit for a long time and will help with morale and wellbeing”.

For those soon to be released there is now an awareness of the service provided by Smart Works Edinburgh and the sensitivity and awareness of the volunteers has had a powerful impact.

A volunteer said“I’ve rarely if ever, worked with a group like we did today where support and common goal was so obvious and apparent but without defined roles. I felt privileged to be part of such a group”.