Safiya Saeed

Youth Project Co-ordinator, Reach Up Youth Group

I empower, engage and enable communities to develop next generation of inspirational leaders. Inspiring, motivating and giving women and young people in particular from BAME communities, a voice for what matters to them, being the catalyst to be the change they want to see. i was the first in UK to have hair salon for women only for hijabs only, the first Muslim female to have won Cosmopolitan Ultimate women of the year 2007 and visited 10 downing street, i am the first Somali woman who leads young black male in to sports and activity. my Project won Sheffield celebration of sport 2018 for social change in the community. finally i am a mother of 4 daughters and a son, i taught my daughters to demand equality and fairness at all times, and i taught my son to always respect all especially women. i am very active in my community, i inspire mothers like me and their daughters to understand the system and to be a part of groups and organisations that will seek equality for them in their daily lives, in education, healthy living and mental health support. to have a strong community we need a stronger women.