“As a woman I have no country. As a woman I want no country. As a woman, my country is the whole world.” - Virginia Woolf

migrant

woman

association

we work to promote and support equality, integration and social inclusion of vulnerable migrant women in the UK

Migrant Woman Association - Our Story

Three years ago when I started to explore the literature about my PhD research, which has to do with migrant women, I found myself unprepared, while revealing data and evidences. Reading a lot of scientific articles started to help me understand the world of migrant women in our reality. Before the time that I migrated, I was not aware about this, which as I discovered, is very challenging.

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Our vision is of a United Kingdom inhabited by multicultural communities that are fully integrated and actively participating at all levels of their society, driven by a strong sense of belonging and citizenship.

Aim

Our aim is to empower migrant women who are living in the UK through:
1. Social/Multicultural events
2. Seminars and conferences
3. Women's support groups

Migrant Woman association will provide a platform that facilitates cross culture communication, the sharing of culture, and celebration of multiculturalism


Lily Mensah
was born in Ghana

Lily has a passion to help others express their professional and personal brands clearly and positively.  She is the founder of Lyncs Media, with over 15 years of experience working with household names such as Lloyd’s of London and Arthur Andersen where she honed her craft as a branding and marketing specialist.

Lily is of Ghanaian parentage, has worked with members of both houses of parliament in the UK and presented to diverse audiences such as NASA (Florida, USA) and the London Development Agency. She’s an advocate for supporting and nurturing other migrant women to grow in confidence and to contribute positively to their new home-countries. Lily is a trained mentor to young adults and a member of the Chartered Management Institute. She advises clients on issues around minority and diversity and has received an award of recognition from the Mayor of Bromley, for outstanding contribution as a business advisor and mentor to local businesses.

Vlatka Hlupic
was born in Croatia

Vlatka is an international thought leader, an author of ‘The Management Shift – How to Harness the Power of People and Transform Your Organization for Sustainable Succes’(Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), a Professor of Business and Management at the University of Westminster, a former Adjunct Faculty at London Business School and founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Drucker Society, London.

She is a renowned keynote and TEDx speaker, presenting regularly at major conferences worldwide and has published more than 160 academic articles, including the award winning ‘To be a Better Leader, Give up Authority’, Harvard Business Review.  Professor Hlupic is a respected leadership and management consultant and has advised major international organizations including the House of Commons, GlaxoSmithKline, BP, Learndirect, Brand Velocity USA, the Drucker Institute USA, Croatian Government and the Hungarian National Bank.

Darshana Ubl
was born in India

Darshana runs a successful 7-figure business and her mantra is to ‘lead by example’ and to live an inspired life through goal setting, strategy, a high performance team and collaboration. She was recently invited on BBC News and Radio as the female ambassador for the Local Business Week, along with other regular magazine and TV appearances.

Darshana is committed on helping small businesses not just grow but thrive. Darshana has a Masters Degree in Economics along with a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & PR. She’s worked extensively with large media houses and in the marketing and events industry bringing a decade of experience in these fields to help small businesses.

Samira Yousefi
was born in Iran

Dr Samira Yousefi is the founder of the New You Slim Clinic and the author of the upcoming book “Diet Peace”. Diet Peace is the result of years of research and training to design a simple, yet effective programme to lose weight permanently and restore self-confidence and zest for life.

Dr. Samira helps individuals by creating a personalised plan based on their nutritional, physical and behavioural characteristics. She guides her clients to gain deeper self-awareness, discover the causes behind the problem and make positive changes. Her slimming treatment was the finalist for the “Best Non-Surgical Makeover” at the My Face My Body Consumer Awards 2014.

As a public speaker, Dr Samira is passionate to educate health professionals and the public to understand the obesity epidemic and how to tackle this problem.

Abigail Bruce
was born in America

Leading her clients such as MasterCard, L’Oréal and Nestlé into new territories, her marketing and communications
expertise is the building, questioning and reinforcing of emotional and cultural values that sell.

Born and raised American, of a Swedish-Danish mother and Cajun father, and having moved over 30 times, including: 3 countries, 5 states, 5 English ‘shires,’ 3 cities, 1 ville, 4 towns, 3 villages and a hamlet, Abigail is very comfortable as the new girl.

These experiences have shaped both her personal life, and her career. After 15 years working with international advertising agencies in London and Paris, Abigail now runs Common Point Marketing, where she specialises in helping small and medium businesses prepare to expand and go into new markets. Simply translating, communicating and distributing doesn’t mean the same thing as successfully competing, convincing and selling in multiple markets. Currently working on a book, her goal is to transform great local brands so they can be shared with the rest of the world.

Zenobia Nadirshaw
was born in India

Professor Nadirshaw at the University of West London has influenced the profession through organisational change as well as in the teaching and training of psychologists to work more efficiently and effectively with people from Black and Minority communities.

She is also Professor at the University of West London, External Examiner to four post-graduate clinical and counselling courses, National Assessor for Consultant posts in the NHS, Chair and Committee Member of several British Psychological Society Divisions of Clinical Psychology. Zenobia has influenced the profession through organisational change in service delivery, service planning and service provision as well as in the teaching and training of psychologists to work more efficiently and effectively with people from Black and Minority communities.

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