Migrant Leaders Shortlisted as a Finalist for the Charity Times Awards

awards news Jul 24, 2019

We are proud to announce the news that Migrant Leaders has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Charity Times Awards in the Charity of the Year category. We are in good company with other charities who are so deserving of making the shortlist. We would like to wholeheartedly thank our 250 volunteer mentors from across 95 companies and large organisations and our corporate sponsors and partners including Anglo American, Smith & Nephew and Kantar among the many others for their deep support of our charity and the talented mentees we work with. Thank You everyone!

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Young Leaders Panel Members Join WinTrade and Mastercard

conferences events news other Jul 01, 2019

Elham Fardad proudly presented our Young Leaders Panel from Migrant Leaders at the WinTrade conference hosted by Mastercard. The Young Leaders Panel response to her talk on the State of Corporate Diversity Today was that this is their opportunity to shape corporate diversity of tomorrow. We are truly proud to be associated with these and many other young people on the Migrant Leaders Development Programme. 


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Migrant Leaders Celebrates the Success of Mentees

news Jun 07, 2019

We celebrate the countless successes of our Mentees and the deserving young people we work with. Among the many success stories 3 examples stand out: 

Congratulations to Wasifa on receiving an offer to study medicine at UCL:

“This development programme and my mentor have given me opportunities by visiting the UCL campus with me before my interview where my mentor graduated from herself and she did a mock interview with me which led to UCL offering me a place. She even worked with Migrant Leaders to arrange for an afternoon of talks by doctors from different specialities including the first female black orthopaedic surgeon appointed in the UK who was born in Guyana. The Migrant Leaders special development programme has made me realise I can achieve my dream of helping people and developing countries through my career in medicine.” 

Congratulations to Luke on entering the prestigious EY summer internship programme:

“My Mentor has encouraged me and helped...

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Migrant Leaders Delivers Its First ‘Connect Conference’

conferences events news May 23, 2019

This conference helps our Young Mentees imagine a future without barriers. We achieve this by bringing together our Mentees and Mentors in this conference with an exciting agenda of speakers, discussion panel, Q&A and networking session. Our Mentees gain an opportunity to speak directly with multiple Mentors from a wide range of companies and technical fields. Importantly, they gain exposure and feel comfortable with imagining a future at these companies.


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Sharing Stories of Relatable Role Models with Young People

news Feb 21, 2019

"It was a pleasure to be interviewed by Rene Carayol MBE.  The interview proved to be a time for reflection and an opportunity to say to the next generation of diverse talent that there are different paths to success.  To show that there are role models they can relate to and that the obstacles are part of the path.  We only need to be willing to continually learn, succeed with integrity and to help others.  Thank you, Rene, for your huge contributions to inclusion and leadership."

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Migrant Leaders and Anglo American Partnership Delivers the First ‘Access to Corporates’ Conference

conferences events news Nov 23, 2018

This valuable conference represents our first co-developed event with one of our key corporate sponsors Anglo American. Our Access to Corporates Programme seeks to bring to our Mentees insights and connections to large corporates as well as leading quality work experiences across a number of sectors. The feedback from our Mentees on this initial Access to Corporates conference has been phenomenal, with our Mentees expressing that they would not have otherwise gained such a life time opportunity, which they so deserve.

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Elham Fardad Invited to Speak as Part of a Panel at the European Commission in London

news Sep 26, 2018

Summary of Elham’s talk at the event:

Why Elham Fardad launched Migrant Leaders?

  • Only 1.3% of FSTE 100 Board Directors are migrants and all of those have been privately educated. Elham’s mission in life is to help move that number.
  • We must generate the pipeline of diverse talent before we lose a generation who have gone through so much and yet because of that will be more driven than anyone, able to take the risks essential for innovation and exponential growth and they come with some of the technical skills that Britain needs more of such as strong Maths and Science. Wouldn’t it be great if we as the migrant population give that gift of economic growth and harmony in communities to Britain, the country that has welcomed us? 

How is Migrant Leaders doing this?

  • Migrant Leaders is a leading practice development programme for 16-25 year old first and second generation migrants. The programme provides these young people with 3 components; mentoring from...
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