CEO of FATIMA Women’s Network
Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)
Parvin Ali OBE, is the founder and CEO of FATIMA (Forum for Advocacy, Training & Information in Multicultural Arena) Women’s Network. It is an independent, strategic and diverse organization using dynamic interventions for gender equity, social, economic and environmental justice. FATIMA was set up in 2002 as a social enterprise and is a founding member of the European Network of Migrant Women. Ms. Ali is a member of several groups and committees including the WIEF World Islamic Businesswomen Network Task Force, the National Business Task Force, the National Muslim Women Advisory Group, and is an independent member of Regional Assembly. She is a board member of the Regional Development Agency leading on Business Support & Enterprise, and CEDAR European Network of Muslim Professionals leading on Women, a chair of British Muslim Women Business Association, and an inaugural member of EU Fundamental Rights Agency Civil Society Advisory Panel. Ms. Ali has presented on a number of topics relating to women and enterprise in over 18 countries worldwide including keynote speaker at Minister for Women’s House of Commons Black History Reception in 2006. Her areas of interest include good governance, developing women’s leadership, and building capacity of entrepreneurs. Of Malaysian origin, Ms. Ali has an international MBA from De Montfort University and was awarded Officer of British Empire for her services to diversity on the Queen’s Birthday in 2007.