Bushra Ahmed is an experienced charity sector leader, recently profiled in the Charity Times and named by them as one of the 15 most inspiring leaders in the sector to look out for on #IWD22.
Bushra is a Trustee for HomeStartUK and Legacy Youth Zone, a member of the Survivors Advisory Forum at National Emergencies Trust and the Victim Care Improvement Forum at Met Police. She is a Civic Futures Leader at the GLA and became a trustee for SMK during her time as a core member of the Power Project.
Bushra is best known for founding West Croydon Voice after her family business was destroyed in the 2011 Riots, to successfully fight for compensation for the victims. She is a business woman, strategic consultant and community activist, with over 20 years of experience in community engagement, as a public speaker and mentor. She uses her lived experience to advise on issues around diversity, equity, inclusion and cultural awareness.
The Power Project’s Core Learning Group is a small group of individuals who have helped guide the project and challenged and extended our thinking.
‘I was told over and over as a campaigner that power lies in the grassroots, but my experience taught me different. Decision-makers at the top of organisations can make strategic decisions that leave us feeling totally disempowered. But I’ve learned that the community insight that campaigners like myself bring to the table is just as valuable as anyone else’s perspective – and in fact necessary.’