I was surprised to find my name on this list of most influential British Bangladeshi Who's Who 2010. Although I have always strived to progress Bangladeshi women in politics, civic engagement, employment, businesses and academia, it was interesting to note that I was amongst my community members nationally and regionally whether Community Champions or advocates and those raising the bar to actively promote British Bangladeshi's.
|Eric Pickles MP Communities Secretary|
The British Bangla Media Group organised the Influential List 2010 with prominent names which I assume cannot be missed by error, MP's, business entrepreneurs, media and professionals from the public and private sectors.
My reservations on various Lists; Power Lists, Top 100, Muslim Women Power List, they appear endlessly however we should also remember to acknowledge many hidden talents in all communities, the failure to make the list or are overlooked by the relative gatekeepers; yes the organisers due to lack of research.
|Awards Launch Gala Dinner|
I am the first to acknowledge a lot of efforts are made to organise winners and accreditations yet too many times we see the omissions. I always feel a sense of pride of my culture and heritage and touched by the inclusion with reservation in this particular list. My beliefs will remain; in main streamlining British Bangladeshi talent across all platforms. I do appreciate why the organisers felt the urge to acknowledge British Bangladeshi talent on their recognition of work to the economy and community at large as they rarely appear in the wider awards. At the event we networked with usual suspects and a minute set of newcomers which was pleasant.
The Launch of the British Bangladeshi Awards and publication was hosted by British Bangla Media at Elite Banqueting at Dockland, East London. Eric Pickles MP; Secretary Of State for Communities and Local Government was key note speaker amongst the High Commissioners and others.The Bangladeshi community has been an integral part of Britain for nearly 100 years, yet they are not recognised. This publication aims to recognise the success of British
|The List 2010|
This year my work had taken me to The Women in Public Life Awards and others to Asian Achievers Awards another opportunity to engage.
This programme was hosted in association with Thames Management Solutions in Partnership with Canary Wharf Group. The Media Partners of this programme were Channel S, Purple I, Janamot, Bangla Mirror, Curry Life, Biman Bangladesh Airlines,Bangla Post, Media Link, Film Asia, Impress Media, Bangla Voice, Eastern Pride.
|with Rushanara Ali MP award winner|
The iconic occasion was over shadowed by the overwhelmed sponsors enjoying the party rather than the listed profile individuals.