The Founder and CEO of Migrant Leaders — a charity that helps disadvantaged young people from all backgrounds to access and succeed within the professional world — will be speaking to students from across Europe as part of EUTOPIA Week, hosted by the University of Warwick, her alma mater.
During a workshop co-organised by Warwick’s EUTOPIA partner the University of Ljubljana, Elham Fardad will speak about inclusion and diversity in corporate spheres, and will share her experiences and advice from over two decades in senior leadership roles across global businesses.
She will discuss how students can discover job opportunities and create connections on the global stage, such as enrolling in virtual internships and taking part in mentoring programmes with experienced professionals.
Elham’s principal message will be how students and graduates can “take advantage of disadvantage”, and find ways to thrive in their future careers, despite challenges that they might face due to factors such as a lack of resources and connections, or discrimination against gender and social or ethnic background.
A proud migrant herself, Elham completed the Executive MBA at Warwick Business School in 2003, and has achieved high-level success in some of the world’s top financial corporations. She established Migrant Leaders in 2017, linking senior professional mentors with diverse, talented young people –enabling the latter to overcome obstacles and achieve their potential.
Elham Fardad, Founder and CEO of Migrant Leaders, commented:
“Generation Z have the advantage and ability to take on opportunities on the global stage in order to overcome any disadvantages they may face on a local level. Determination will be your greatest asset!”