Ibtisam is an accomplished professional with a specialism in user-centered design and research. She joined the board of trustees at Muslim Women's Network UK in 2023, where she brings her wealth of experience to the organization's efforts to promote the rights and welfare of Muslim women in the UK.
She has worked extensively in the field of user experience design and research across both the private and public sector including the development of digital services for the Department for Education and multi-country studies for leading media and healthcare companies. Her expertise has played a key role in helping them to create user-friendly and accessible products that meet the needs of their customers.
She is a trustee at the charity Muslimah Sports Association, developing initiatives that empower Muslim women and girls through sports and physical activity and advocating the need for greater engagement from National Governing Bodies.
She is committed to promoting inclusivity, accessibility and collaboration within all aspects of her work and dedicated to ensuring the voices and experiences of Muslim women in the UK are heard and valued.
Ibtisam’s passion for gender equality and women’s rights led to her selection as a UN Women UK delegate at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
She holds a degree in Economics and Masters in Social and Consumer Research and in recognition of her contributions towards promoting social progress and positive change, Ibtisam was awarded a fellowship at the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
I am proud to support and champion this fantastic organisation, which is informing policy and transforming lives.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
MWNUKâ€™s authenticity comes from knowledge of lived experiences of Muslim women and girls acquired through their helpline, research and members.
Naz Shah MP
They work tirelessly with passion and commitment to make a difference and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in society.