Summary of Elham’s talk at the event:
Why Elham Fardad launched Migrant Leaders?
How is Migrant Leaders doing this?
Our Mentors Conference brought together Migrant Leaders Mentors from 60 leading large corporates to network, share ideas on diverse talent and hear our CEO Elham Fardad and our Patrons Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE and Rene Carayol MBE speak. We were joined by members of our Advisory Board and our Young Leaders Panel who made a great contribution to the day and helped demonstrate the diversity and leadership of the young people we engage with. To see our full conference materials, watch out for the launch of our Migrant Leaders Digital Programme.
Our Young Leaders Panel joined a Migrant Leaders workshop day to outline the future Britain they would be proud of. The principles set the direction of the Migrant Leaders Development Programme and how our charity would continue to ‘give back to Britain’ by supporting all young people from deprived and under-represented backgrounds across the country.
In celebration of International Women’s Day hosted by Baroness Verma at the House of Lords, Elham Fardad was given a Women of Excellence Award for her professional achievements and further contributions made to others in Britain. Margaret Ali, UK Director of UPF and Robin Marsh, Secretary General of UPF UK avid supporters of gender parity facilitated a very meaningful discussion with the panel of speakers and delivered a message of hope. As part of the panel of speakers Elham Fardad expressed “…my biggest achievement in life hasn’t been about me, it has been about my children. It was my children who inspired me to start the charity Migrant Leaders. It was my children who inspired me to imagine a Britain they would live in where every young person regardless of where they come from had the leadership capability to aspire to become their best, to have the confidence and resilience to go after their dreams. To have the connections and opportunities that are...
In celebration of Young Achievers at the House of Commons, Elham Fardad was awarded by UPF for her mentoring of young migrants over the last 10 years. The award was presented to Elham by Margaret Ali, Robin Marsh and Rt Hon John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer. Elham’s message to the young people was “…Fear nothing and no-one, least of all yourself…for the brave man dies once in his life but the fearful man dies a thousand deaths a day…”
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