Rehana Ameer  Why We Need More Women In Politics By Gulia Lucci  Rehana came to the UK in 2003 to study an MBA in International Business after nine years of marriage and having two children. She has worked for several corporate organisations and started her own business in 2011. She has had a passion for politics from a very young age but due to family and career demands she could not venture into politics and public life. She joined the Labour party in March 2016 and in order to transfer her corporate skills to public life she applied to the Fabian Women’s mentoring programme in September 2016. She contested the City’s Council elections in March 2017 for Vintry ward as an Independent candidate and she beat a sitting councillor of 33 years and  became the first Indian born woman elected to the City of London in the Corporation’s 950-year history. How do you remember the beginning of your career? What is your background? I am an IT and Management consultant by background. I have worked for several large global organisations in the UK. To climb up the corporate ladder and take up senior management positions was extremely challenging, but with the right qualifications and mentoring support I was able to scale up in my career. As a seasoned Programme Manager I have led, managed and successfully delivered several large multi-million pound and multi country IT and Business transformation programmes for companies in the UK and worldwide. I started my own IT, Engineering and Management consulting firm ‘Prosap Corporation Limited’ in London in 2011 and after that there [...]

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