About us

Behind every great company, is a team of great women who hold it together.

GirlDreamer has a small but mighty team! We each bring something different that makes us who we are and creates the foundation of values we are built on. Get to know more about who makes GirlDreamer possible.

MEET THE TEAM

Amna Akhtar

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Amna Akhtar

Co-Founder & Creative Director

Amna is the creativity behind GirlDreamer. From all the juicy ideas, creative programming & future planning – she makes sure we evolve the business. Fun fact, she’s also a TEDx speaker, ran an Olympic qualifying time in the 100m sprint and is a badass longboarder.

Kiran Kaur

Co-Founder & CEO

Kiran Kaur

Co-Founder & CEO

Kiran oversees the operations at GirlDreamer. From handling logistics, consulting companies and the fancy meetings – she makes sure we do business. When she’s not running a tight ship at GirlDreamer, she’s also a trustee at NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organisations) and spends her time creating 3D modular origami, delving in archery and learning to play the drums. She’s also obsessed with Harry Potter and loves 90s RnB, Hip Hop and Neo-Soul.

Nerea Pérez

Head of Design

Nerea Pérez

Head of Design

She is responsible for shaping all of our ideas in a unique and original way. She has a keen eye for detail and passion from the get go. Whatever she’s working on, she always find a way to exceed expectations! Fun fact, she is capable of following more than 7 TV shows at the same time!

Roshni Natali

Head of Facilitation

Roshni Natali

Head of Facilitation

Roshni brings her positive, solution-focused attitude to facilitating some of GirlDreamers main leadership development activities from school programmes to now the Chair of the GirlDreamer Advisory Board. When she’s not with GirlDreamer, she’s a Digital Comms pro and cares about supporting young people with social media and mental health. She also enjoys illustrating and experimental cooking!

Kadie Glenn

Head of Content & Community

Kadie Glenn

Head of Content & Community

Kadie is a digital strategist and storyteller, passionate about connecting communities through value-packed content. She is responsible for crafting and managing GirlDreamer’s social strategy. When not with GirlDreamer, she’s a Project Management pro and podcaster.

GirlDreamer Advisory Board

Aside from our core team, we are also governed by our board of trustees and these incredible women right here who make up our advisory board. Since December 2019, they have been working hard to steer our organisation in a socially relevant, progressive and authentic way. They know our work, our audience and the world around them so they are perfect in supporting our mission.

Our advisory board members are (from top left to bottom right): Roshni Natali – Chair, Milga Abraham, Kadie Glenn, Zara Bokhari, Arub Syed, Sheetal Mistry, Kavita Purohit, Faatimah Rokib, Nina Ma, Sanna Ali

GIRLDREAMER ADVISORY BOARD

The Journey

2012
A conversation between two best friends about what the world would look like if women of colour had more personal support, professional development and access to opportunities to lead in life.
2013
Operating from our bedrooms and garden sheds, we put ideas into action and designed a programme leading to our first after-school enrichment programme for girls of colour aged 14-16 in Birmingham.
2016
After a few years of voluntary service and mentoring, we knew this is what we wanted to do so we officially registered and set up GirlDreamer - an empowerment platform for the next gen of women of colour.
2020
Four years on, we've met some world leaders, worked with some of the world's biggest brands, created some epic initiatives, won some awards but most importantly, we've supported and connected with thousands of women of colour globally.
A conversation between two best friends about what the world would look like if women of colour had more personal support, professional development and access to opportunities to lead in life.

Our Values

We are proudly built on lived experience.

We use our relatable experiences and perspective to create real change in our community. To do so, we ensure we always uphold these values:

AUTHENTIC

Everything must be done from a genuine place that seeks to create authentic support, change and growth.

HOLISTIC

Everything is done with the intention to improve the overall wellbeing including: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of the young women we interact with.

INNOVATIVE

Everything we create is to be done by “thinking outside of the box”. To create what has not been done before so that our products and services are unique to us and for the women we serve.