Hi I’m Safaath Ahmed Zahir and I will be speaking at MEYE 2020. I am a leading women’s rights activist in the Maldives and I am the Founder of Women and Democracy. I founded the non-profit organization ‘Women and Democracy’ to help promote gender diversity in workplaces across the country and empower women in the work place.
During an internship at a capital market regulatory authority I spoke at a seminar promoting the initiative of women joining corporate boards which led me to be invited to become the Secretary General of Women on Boards Maldives. As members we work to encourage the government and businesses to consider broader female participation in their organisations. Last year, I was fortunate enough to receive the Queen’s Young Leaders Award at Buckingham Palace for taking the lead in transforming the lives of others and making a lasting difference in my community.