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 busy at GirlDreamer, you can find her obsessing over Harry Potter, making 3D modular origami or learning to play the drums.

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!

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 access and 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 that sparked the journey.
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
3 and a half years on, we've met some world leaders, worked with some of the world's biggest brands, won a bunch of awards and most importantly, supported thousands of women of colour globally. Who knew two girls from Brum could do such things? Defo not us!
A conversation between two best friends about what the world would look like if women of colour had more personal support, professional access and opportunities to lead in life.

Our Values

We are proudly built on lived experience. Therefore, 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.

Our Surfing GirlDreamers

Our rad surfers are now the UK’s First WoC Surf Crew
created through our Boarders Without Borders
adventure sports development programme.