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Naheed Afzal

As CEO, Naheed ensures recruitment is inclusive and is a strategic partner of The Tech Talent Charter. An Alumni of the Mayors International  Business Trade Programme she has championed inclusive recruitment in tech and business globally  for 20 years, emanating from her background as a human rights lawyer and her dedication to social inclusion, equality and justice. She has built strategic partnerships with organisations who share these values, and created a diversity recruitment plan, leading to 60% female representation, with all staff regularly trained on D&I. As a result, Contracts IT Recruitment Consulting have won accreditations and awards for D&I. The company uses numerous resources, including advances in technology, to ensure they are attracting and sourcing a larger percentage of women through their activities than their peers. Externally, Naheed is Vice Chair of the London and South East leadership team for the Prince’s Trust. She has been heavily involved in the primary girls’ and mothers’ mentoring programme to support with cultural barriers to progression for girls and their mothers within BAME communities. Naheed is also the UK advisor for The Wonder Women Tech Foundation US and an ambassador for Diverse In. She also chairs TLA Pakistan, a working group of Tech London Advocates and Global Advocates.