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Panel Discussion: Unleashing thePotentials of British Bangladeshi Women

Panellists Tamanna Talukder, Sandra Kabir, Rehana Parvin and Rushanara Ali explore the potentials of British Bangladeshi women.

1. Tamanna Talukder has a Masters degree in Economics with a career in banking, specialising in credit risk management. Currently working for the Financial
Services Authority implementing new capital management framework for the major banking groups in the UK.

2. Sandra Kabir is the Executive Director & Secretary of BRAC UK. She has worked in development since 1976 with donor agencies and international/national NGOs, predominantly involving sexual / reproductive health & women's development and rights, and established the Bangladesh Women's Health Coalition in 1979. In 1988 she was awarded the international STIMEZO Prize for her contribution to making abortion safe worldwide.

3. Rehana Parvin is teacher by profession and has lived in Britain since arriving with her parents in the late 70's. She is very interested in issues affecting Bangladeshis as well as the wider Muslim community. Rehana is a member of Womens' Association of Professionals and appear regularly on Bangla TV and Islam Channel to discuss topics relevant to women living in Britain.

4. Rushanara Ali grew up in Tower Hamlets, studied at Mulberry School and Tower Hamlets College. She is currently an Associate Director of the Young Foundation and head of research, external relations and international projects. She has previously worked at Home Office's Communities Directorate, leading a project in response to the 2001 riots in the North of England. She has also worked on human rights issues at various places. Rushanara also worked for Michael Young on a project, which paved the way for Tower Hamlets Summer University that has been successfully replicated around London. She is a Commissioner for the London Child Poverty Commission, Chair of Tower Hamlets Summer University and SummerUni London, a Board Member of Tower Hamlets College, a Trustee of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and a member of the Tate Britain Council. She was a member of the Home Office Working Group on Preventing Extremism established after the 7/7 London bombings. Rushanara has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University. In April 2007, she was selected as the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow.


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Date and Time:

21 February 2008 at 7:00 pm


2 hours



Lab 1, Whitechapel Idea Store, Brick Lane Circle
321 Whitechapel Road
E1 1BU
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