Bethnal Green Road
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February 24, 2024
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Oxford House Bethnal Green
Derbyshire Street
London, London, City of, E2 6HG
United Kingdom
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Ali Mohamoud

Rhythmiv-Assisted-Poet and founder of
Ali, also known as Nomadic Libaax, is a London-based Rhythmic Assisted Poet. His works often revolve around self-reflection and broadening perspectives to understand intentions. Ali is also the founder of A platform dedicated to showcasing the works of writers from over 3 continents. Ali is passionate about fostering change through cultivating ideas on a grassroot level through the curation of community lead programs to tell stories that shape authentic narratives, to widen perspectives.

Aliyah Umm Raiyaan

Penguin published, Sunday Times Bestselling Author, Founder and CEO of Registered Charity Solace UK
Aliyah Umm Raiyaan converted to Islam 25 years ago and has been involved in UK dawah for over 20 years. In 2010, she founded Solace UK, a registered charity that helps women who have converted to Islam and find themselves in difficulty. In 2019 she launched a YouTube show called Honest Tea Talk which brought unscripted conversations to the table about raw unspoken topics related to the Muslim community. In 2022, she was approached by the publisher Penguin to write and publish a book. The book, Ramadan Reflections, was published in March 2023 and became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Penguin recently published her second book, The Power of Du’a. She lives in East London where she home- educates her youngest children.

Ameenah Shaw

TV presenter and Founder Naturelle Hair Treats London
As a nurturer and creative individual, Ameenah has combined both attributes with her 20+ years of experience as a Hairstylist, in order to pursue her passion for helping women to improve their relationship with their hair. She is a TV presenter and also the Founder of NHT London, through which she produces natural hair care products and facilitates educational workshops and programs. Ameenah aspires to empower women to challenge their perception and beliefs surrounding beauty, by coaching them through a holistic approach to haircare, with a focus on helping them establish a deeper self-awareness of their unconscious negative self-talk.

Amira Patel

Mountaineer, The North Face Athlete and the Founder of The Wanderlust Women
Introducing Amira the Wanderlust international mountaineer , The North Face Athlete and the Founder of The Wanderlust Womne. Amira’s adventure started with her mum, taking her on adventures when she was younger, it wasn’t the norm in her community you didn’t see Muslim women on the mountains. This sparked a love for exploring and adventure which led Amira on a solo backpacking trip. This was a journey of self discovery. Following a divorce, she connected with nature and the mountains, it became her healing space it became a place where she connected to God on a deeper level, at that moment she realised there wasn’t a space for Muslim women to connect and enjoy the outdoors & at this very moment the real adventure began.

Anisa Kissoon

A pioneer in Holistic Healing, Multi Award-Winner and Founder of Creative Change a family run grassroot project for families.
Anisa Kissoon is a woman of many hats, or as she puts it, "hijabs." With almost 30 years of experience serving humanity at the grassroots and leadership levels, she has made significant contributions to society. She is a presenter, author, director, humanitarian, health and well-being lecturer, and coach, among other things. Anisa is the founder of Creative Change, a revolutionary company that has been featured on many media platforms. Creative Change specialises in using creativity to educate, inspire, empower, and heal. The 1st ever ‘Great Muslim Panto’, her smash-hit, was written and directed by Anisa and her family. The play was featured on the BBC, Times newspaper, and other mainstream media outlets worldwide. She was awarded the 'Women Empowerment Champion' title in 2023, as well as the best youth service award in the UK.

Anisah Abdullah

Award winning Perinatal wellness advocate, Doula Mentor, Speaker and foouner of Inherent Birth
The founder of Inherent Birth, Anisah Abdullah offers consultations, coaching and workshops to women especially focusing on Muslim women from preganancy to early motherhood. She provides them with a safe space to florish and uses her expertise to enhance communities that are otherwise neglected.

Bizhan Neromand

British- Afghan Actor, producer and founder of A&B films studio
Introducing Bizhan Neromand, a dedicated actor and founder of A&B Films Studio, boasting a first-class master's degree from Brunel University London. Renowned for his lead roles in international hits like "Salam London" and the independent British film "City Twist," both produced by him, Bizhan has left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry. With a presence in Bollywood and over 10 music videos, some exceeding 10 million views, he's not just an actor but a versatile artist. Hosting web tv show on a U.S.-based Afghan entertainment platform, Bizhan engages in insightful interviews with celebrities. Beyond the spotlight, his passion lies in amplifying global recognition and cultural impact, particularly in elevating the storytelling legacy of Afghanistan.

Dr Sabrya Carim

Cell Biologist, Scientific editor at Nature Cell Biology and speaker
Dr Sabrya Carim is a trained scientist, with a PhD in Cell Biology. Sabrya has worked in lab-based research for 10 years across two continents, before transitioning into science publishing. She is now a science editor working at Nature Cell Biology, a high-profile journal that publishes scientific research. Sabrya is part of a minority of women from an underrepresented ethnic group working in science. She is passionate about science and communication and advocates for women and girls in science. Sabrya is on a mission to increase the representation of diverse women in science and STEM roles.

Faisal Choudhry

Digital Marketer and Founder of Freshly Grounded Podcast
Faisal Choudhry is a digital marketer and award winning podcaster, known most prominently as the host of Freshly Grounded, bolstering over 15M views. In addition to his role at Freshly Grounded, Faisal holds a significant position in the tech world. In 2022, he was appointed the Head of Marketing at Tarteel AI, an AI company focused on developing groundbreaking technology for the Muslim community. This role highlights his expertise in technology and marketing, specifically geared towards creating valuable tools and resources for niche audiences.

Ibby Aslam

Author, Business owner and Founder of 7 Figure Accelerator.

Liza Chowdhury

Local Government Project Manager. Founder of Mikaeel Foundation, Speaker and Coach.
Liza Chowdhury, a third generation British Bangladeshi Muslim woman, who epitomises the extraordinary fortitude and resilience of being a woman. She has defied societal norms, shattered cultural taboos, and emerged from the depths of personal tragedies with an unwavering spirit. Determined to break the silence surrounding pregnancy and baby loss, Liza established Mikaeel Foundation, an enduring tribute to her son's memory. She helps bereaved mothers to embrace their grief and shares proven methods that have helped her navigate life after loss with grieving parents and their families. Through her Foundation, she also provides masterclasses and interview coaching, empowering people of all ages and backgrounds to get on the career ladder and be offered the job they have their sights on!

Mars El Brogy

Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and award winning multimedia executive
Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and multimedia executive Mars El Brogy led teams at the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Evening Standard and The Independent. As patron of the National Student Television Association, Mars was honoured for her services there by naming their multiplatform award after Mars. A staunch advocate for diversity and inclusion in the media, she continues to open doors for underrepresented voices and faces in the industry through her work with the Royal Television Society Futures.

Mas Patel

Lawyer, Journalist and broadcaster
Mas Patel is a lawyer, journalist and broadcaster. As well as appearing on TV he is a YouTube podcaster and public speaker. As trustee of an international charity he has experience of working in conflict zones across the world, raising awareness and delivering aid to stricken masses. A passionate campaigner for justice, he believes in self-empowerment through education and resilience.

Meriem E. Abida

Business Consultant, Personal Development Specialist and Founder of Elit Equilibrium
Introducing Meriem E, Abida, the visionary force driving ELIT Equilibrium, a distinguished business consultancy firm dedicated to fostering personal and business development. Her transformative journey led her to the pinnacle of an Australian community development organization, garnering international acclaim by the age of 30. Meriem’s boundless passion for empowering individuals and businesses has left an indelible mark, with successful mentoring, business consultancy and youth work spanning the USA, Canada, Australia, and the UK. Her qualifications include a Business Master of Science (M.S.c.) specialized in intervention and change management from a renowned Canadian University. Meriem also actively pursues knowledge through prestigious leadership programs worldwide, ensuring her expertise remains cutting-edge and pertinent.

Naciimo Cali

Housing Advocate with a background in Architecture. Board Member and secetary of E16 CLT leading the community housing initiative in Newham.
Meet Naciimo Cali, an individual with an Architectural background and a passion for reshaping the landscape of affordable housing.Working on community based projects at Shpresa some in collaboration with Citizens UK. Working at E16 CLT in collaboration with architects, They are at the forefront of developing community-led and owned housing initiatives in Newham. As a board member of E16 CLT and secretary. A Member of the Newham Housing Group, Naciimo Cali advocates for dignified housing, ensuring the of vulnerable communities, including immigrants and refugees, are not only heard but acted upon. Join Naciimo Cali as she shines a light on the silent degradation faced by those often unseen, urging us all to recognize the duty of care owed to every individual. In a world hungry for change, Naciimo Cali stands as a powerful advocate for the unseen, fighting for a future where dignity and affordable housing are universal rights, not a privilege

Samantha Ming

Inclusive Manager and Career Development Coach
Samantha Ming is a passionate advocate for equity, using her own experiences as a neurodiverse individual to connect with others on a deeper level and make them feel heard and understood. As a mother of two neurodiverse sons, she has faced numerous challenges in navigating the education system and fighting for the support her children need. Her personal journey has fueled her dedication to raising awareness and promoting inclusivity for all. With over 17 years of experience in the NHS, Samantha has worked tirelessly to address inequalities in the workforce, striving to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for all. She also volunteers as a hate crime ambassador and violence against women and girls champion in her local community. Samantha's drive and passion for creating a more inclusive and understanding society make her a powerful and inspiring speaker. Her personal journey and professional expertise make her a valuable resource.

Sophia Choudry

Multi Award Winning Entrepreneur, Founder of Rotibox, Keynote speaker.
Introducing Sophia Choudry, a multi-award-winning entrepreneur whose invention, which originated from her grandmother's kitchen almost 50 years ago, has evolved into a global business brand. Sophia has used her business as a platform to endorse her South Asian heritage and proven that tradition can be kept alive in this modern world. From humble beginnings, Sophia embarked on a journey of healing and growth discovering that success can emerge from the most unexpected places. Sophia's commitment to philanthropy shines through via the "You Buy, We Donate" initiative, resulting in feeding over 11,000 families in Lebanon refugee camps and thousands more worldwide.

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