Social entrepreneur & activist; Founder of Seaside CIC

Social entrepreneur & activist; Founder of Seaside CIC

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Akeela Ahmed MBE

Akeela Ahmed MBE has been an equalities activist and campaigner for nearly nearly 20 years. On Muslim Women’s Day, she was listed in Nylon magazine as an activist that is ‘making a difference’. In 2014 she founded ‘She Speaks We Hear’ which gives unfiltered women’s voice a platform. Akeela advises and works with government in tackling anti-Muslim hatred, sitting on the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group as Chair of the Independent Members. She is also a social entrepreneur within the social housing sector. Akeela is co-organiser of the Women’s March on London and in January 2017, she spoke to over one hundred thousand people at the Women’s March on London. For her work with WML she was listed as one of Stylist’s Women of the Year 2017. Her portrait is part of the National Trust’s We Are Bess exhibition at Hardwick Hall, which showcases modern and historic female leaders. 

https://akeelaahmed.com/about/

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