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‘Chart Your Path: Living Your Passions and Purpose

Siddika Ahmed,
Managing Director, Breaking the Cycle UK

Siddika Ahmed, one of the British Bangladeshi Power 100 List 2014 is committed to making a difference and has created a ‘M.A.D. Portfolio’ career for herself after working for large corporations and government. She is the founder and Managing Director of Breaking the Cycle UK – a charity facilitating the education of secondary school girls from disadvantaged backgrounds in Bangladesh, a dream she had from when she was a young girl herself, and also works part-time for Oxfam GB and local goverment, providing training and support to ethnic minority women who aspire to set up their own business enterprises. Her passion for equality led to her appointment as the Chair of the North West Regional Equality and Diversity Group and her selection as a Member of the National Muslim Women’s Group by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. She is currently a Board Member of the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester (Forever Manchester).


To Boldly Go Where No Woman Has Gone Before…

The BBC has ‘courageously’ challenged tradition and enraged traditionalists by announcing a female Dr Who but there is still a big difference today in 2017 in the image that many companies portray and what really goes on behind closed doors as regards the appointment of women leaders.