Akeela is an equalities campaigner specialising in youth and gender issues and has spent more than a decade supporting vulnerable individuals with complex social and mental health difficulties, providing high intensity support services to young and homeless people from diverse backgrounds, including refugees, asylum seekers, ex-offenders, and BAME groups.
In 2014, Akeela founded 'She Speaks We Hear' an online platform bringing together women's voices, unaltered and unadulterated. She advises and works with government in tackling anti-Muslim hatred, sitting on the Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group. She is also a social entrepreneur within the social housing sector, and senior project manager of a homelessness organisation that she setup. In January 2017, Akeela spoke to over 100,000 people at the Women's March on London. She was subsequently listed as one of Stylist's Women of the Year 2017.
If you are interested in seeing Akeela speak alongside Sophie Walker, leader of the Women's Equality Party, Helen Pankhurst, women's rights activist and senior adviser to CARE International, as well as great-granddaughter of Emmeline, and Deeba Syed, our Chair for the evening and part of the Jo Cox Women in Leadership Programme, then make sure you get tickets to our event below.