Sayeeda Warsi Keynote Speaker
- Lawyer, politician and member of the House of Lords.
- Co-chair of the Conservative Party (2010-12)
- Served in David Cameron's Cabinet, first as the Minister without portfolio between 2010-12, then as the Senior Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office and as the Minister of State for Faith and Communities (2012-14)
Sayeeda Warsi's Biography
Sayeeda, Baroness Warsi, Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet Minister, is also a lawyer, businesswoman and racial justice campaigner and has been consistently voted one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world.
Appointed to the House of Lords as a life peer at the age of thirty-six, she served as Chairman of the Conservative Party, in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and as Minister for Faith and Communities.
She is a Visiting Professor at St Marys, an advisor at Georgetown University Washington D.C, a member of the International Advisory Board on FORB, University of Notre Dame and Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Bolton.
She has also been awarded Honorary Doctorates from Aston, Birmingham City, and Bolton Universities, as well as from the University of Law.
In January 2015, Sayeeda Warsi was nominated for the Muslim Woman of the Year award at the British Muslim Awards.
Sayeeda is author of The Enemy Within , A Tale of Muslim Britain and Co Presenter of the political reality show Make Me Prime Minister as well as being a regular daytime TV presenter and documentary maker.