21st century leadership 2017-07-18T12:20:01+00:00


21st century leadership

Working to be great leaders at all stages of our live

Delivered by: Better Community Business Network & Muslim Women Connect.



Join the Better Community Business Network & Muslim Women Connect as we host a panel of speakers on Muslim women in leadership in the 21st century. Unlocking leadership, seeking confidence, gaining empowerment and influencing change. How can we reconcile the demands of our career, positions of leadership and power with our faith and identity as Muslim women in Britain today.


The theme of the seminar is Confidence & Leadership and will cover

  • Ongoing confidence
  • Leadership that traps women
  • Faith in yourself
  • Empowering & identifying leaders
  • Unlocking leadership
  • Societal views of leadership
  • Muslim women’s views of leadership


Sabah Gilani

Sabah Gilani, CEO joined BCBN in May 2013, bringing with her a wealth of experience in event management and the charitable sector. Sabah has an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies. In the recent years, she hosted a number of charitable events, lifestyle shows and entrepreneurial programmes.


Annie Zaidi

Annie Zaidi, Winner of Hellen Rollason Award for Inspiration at 2015 Sky Sports Women Award, named in The Independent 50 most influential women In sport, and a panellist at 2016 FIFA Women’s Conference held in Zurich. She was named in The Queens New Year Honour List 2017 for her services in Football Coaching & has recently become the first Muslim female UEFA B Coach in U.K. & Europe. David Beckham told the star studded event in a video message that Annie was “an inspiration to so many people”.

Shenaz Bunglawala

Shenaz Bunglawala is former head of research at Mend where she led research into Islamophobia, racial and religious equality and the impact of counter-terrorism legislation on British Muslim communities. Before that she head research at Engage, an initiative designed to improve British Muslim representation and participation in media and politics.

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Sabah Nazir

Sabah Nazir is the founder and creative director of Islamic Moments – UK’s first Islamic Greetings Card and stationery company, which she founded in 2004. The mother of four started researching into various business ideas once the children started school. “I knew that working for somebody else wasn’t for me. More importantly, like a lot of women, I wanted to be in control of my working hours so I could be there for my husband and children.” she says.

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Dr Husna OBE

Dr Husana Ahmed, OBE British humanitarian and writer. CEO of Global One, a Muslim women led international development organisation. With a PhD in Environmental Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London University, Dr. Ahmad is the former Group CEO of Faith Regen Foundation which is a multi faith UK charity. She is currently a Board member of The Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), Faith In Water, Palmers Green Mosque [the MCEC]. She is an advisor to the East London Mosque, and sits on the international advisory board of the Commonwealth Initiative for Freedom of Religion and Belief (CiFORB). Dr Ahmad sits on the Advocacy Working Group of The World Bank’s Moral Imperative Initiative. She is an author and thought leader who has presented many papers internationally focussing particularly on faith and the environment. She is a Secretary General of the World Muslim Leadership Forum as well as the Chair of the newly formed Awqaf in the UK.


Shazia Mustafa

Shazia Mustafa is a director at Third Door (Workhub and Nursery), the UK’s first flexible shared workspace with an onsite nursery which was launched in May 2010. Her Eureka moment came whilst struggling to brainstorm business ideas with a friend whilst juggling a five-month old baby and wishing for a ‘productive place to work and meet near my baby’. Shazia’s vision for Third Door is to enable Work & Family to grow together. Shazia’s previous roles working in Customer Insight roles Nokia and BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Asian Network. Shazia is mum to three primary school aged children. 

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Registration is Must

Sunday 23rd July 2017 | 1530-1700 hrs

Note: Make sure you have your entrance ticket to the exhibition and seminar.