Sayeeda Warsi

Sayeeda Warsi

Britain's First Muslim Cabinet Minister

Economics & Finance, Government & Politics, Innovation & Creativity, Leadership & Motivation

  • Topics: CSR, Culture, Entrepreneur, Government, Islam, Leadership, Politics, Society, Women - Empowerment, Islamic Finance, Inspirational women, Brexit & Europe
  • Languages: English


  • Leadership
  • Government
  • Terrorism/Counter Terrorism & Security
  • Motivation
  • Women
  • Family Business

Baroness Warsi is a lawyer, author, business woman and member of the House of Lords. She is Britain's first Muslim Cabinet Minister; Chairman of the Conservative party 2010 - 2012 and Foreign Minister 2010 - 2014.

Elevated to the House of Lords aged 36, she became the youngest peer in Parliament.

Warsi has been a major driver of three start-up businesses; one in the service sector and two in manufacturing. She chaired the Global Islamic Finance and Investment Group for the UK Government and was responsible for the introduction of the first Sukuk bond outside the Islamic world.

Warsi spearheaded the Conservative party’s Social Action agenda both domestically and internationally, setting up Project Maja, which has brought politicians and volunteers together and delivered projects in Bosnia Herzegovina, Bangladesh and Turkey.

She Chairs a Foundation, focusing on three programme areas: social mobility, gender equality and freedom of religious belief.

The Pro Vice Chancellor at the University of Bolton and author of "The Enemy Within", a provocative and brutally honest account of Islam and Britain. She was characterised by Total Politics "as the closest they (the Conservative Party) have to a modern day Margaret Thatcher".

Described by The Daily Telegraph as "inventing a new type of politics for the looming age of authenticity". Warsi is a uniquely engaging and entertaining speaker.


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