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MWN-UK Chair & Executive Director in Muslim Women Power List
Date:21/ 3/ 2009
By:Equality and Human Rights Comm
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in association with the The Times and EMEL magazine has published the first annual Muslim Women Power List, a celebration of those who are on the way to, or have already reached the top of their chosen field.  The Chair of Muslim Women's Network UK, Baroness Afshar and the Executive Director, Shaista Gohir have both been included in the list.
The Muslim Women Power list 2009:

Baroness Afshar Professor of politics and women’s studies

Zareen Ahmed Chief executive, the Lightbox Consultancy

Rimla Akhtar Chairwoman of Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation

Rushanara Ali Associate director, the Young Foundation

Yasmin Alibhai-Brown Columnist

Naheed Arshad-Mather Various community activities, magistrate

Dr Gülnur Aybet Lecturer in political science, University of Kent

Farmida Bi Banking partner, Norton Rose LLP

Riazat Butt Religious affairs correspondent, The Guardian

Dr Reefat Drabu Various chairs/committee work within Muslim Council of Britain

Reedah N. El-Saie Director, Islamic Art and Design Company

Baroness Faulkner Life peer

Prof. Farida Fortune Dean of dentistry and oral health, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine

Shaista Gohir Director of Muslim Voice UK, exec director of Muslim Women’s Network UK

Shahbaz Hamid Principal and actuary, client relationship director Scotland, Aon Consulting

Prof. Roszaini Haniffa School of Management, University of Bradford

Dr Fatima Husain Consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, Heatherwood and Wrexham Park NHS Trust

Mishal Husain Journalist and presenter

Razia Iqbal Arts correspondent, BBC News

Sabina Iqbal Chairwoman and founder of Deaf Parenting UK

Shelina Janmohamed Writer and commentator

Wasfi Kani Chief executive, Grange Park Opera

Haifa Al Kaylani Board director and founder chairman of Arab International Women’s Forum

Imtaz Khaliq Designer/tailor

Sara Khan Community development specialist

Hawa Bibi Laher Head teacher, Spring Grove JI&N School

Pinky Lilani Entrepreneur, diversity specialist and cookery writer

Nahid Majid Deputy director/head of area initiatives and communities, DWP

Adeeba Malik Deputy chief executive, QED-UK

Aiysha Malik Vice president, employee relations, Deutsche Bank

Naseem Malik IPCC commissioner and judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

Dr Zahida Manzoor Legal services complaints commissioner and legal services ombudsman for England and Wales

Mehmuda Mian BBC trustee, non-executive director of ISA, commissioner IPCC

Shazia Mirza Comedian and columnist

Dr Shehla Mohammed Consultant clinical geneticist

Dr Yasmin Naqushbandi Medical director, Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

Bushra Nasir Head teacher, Plashet Comprehensive School

Ifath Nawaz Lawyer/President of the Association of Muslim Lawyers (UK)

Yvonne Ridley Journalist, broadcaster and author

Fatiha Serour Director, Commonwealth Youth Programme

Dr Robina Shah Chairwoman of Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

Julie Siddiqui Various community activities

Dr Elneil Sohier Consultant urogynaecologist, UCH

Baroness Uddin Life peer

Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social

Cllr Salma Yaqoob Birmingham City Council

The Muslim Women Power List 2009 will be launched at an awards ceremony in Manchester on March 24, when the three outstanding nominees will be announced (



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