Hatch Founders Talk: Building Global Networks of Impact

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Join founders Saeeda Ahmed and Eleanor Mills for a talk on how connecting digitally with others in the world can have real tangible impact.

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In a world that’s ever more digital, why is it important for UK founders and businesses to build and nurture those international networks and play a role in building businesses that are more compassionate?

Many founders run businesses that have some kind of social impact or purpose, and there’s a huge amount that can be learnt and shared with individuals outside of the UK. Improving skills and building your knowledge base is good for economies, people and the environment, in turn playing a key role in having businesses that are truly sustainable and impactful.

We kick off the first in an exciting new series of Founder Talks for 2022, hearing from Saeeda Ahmed, who’s the founding director of Education Partnerships UK Ltd (EPUK), and has more than 20 years of experience building and working with grassroots organisations internationally. A leader in her field, her work has helped drive change across multiple issues on a global stage, from poverty and education to healthcare and gender issues.

Saeeda will be talking to Eleanor Mills, journalist and Founder of Noon on why and how you can build bridges between communities and networks to create fundamental change, plus the role you can play in projects that help in the transfer of power that support the economy and society.

This promises to be another thought provoking conversation between two remarkable female entrepreneurs, so if you run or lead a business that has a social mission of any kind, this is for you.

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About the Speaker: Saeeda Ahmed, Founding Director of Education Partnerships UK Ltd (EPUK)

Saeeda is involved on a global level on the development and growth of the halal economy from an ethical and socially responsible model perspective. She is driven by and passionate with over 20 years of solution driven grass roots projects which benefit the economy, society and industry.

Saeeda Ahmed is leading on the implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and has created a global network of grassroots women organisations that can make a lasting change to communities, women, families and businesses in a sustainable way. Her focus is on building bridges between Muslim and the Wider World to create mutual trust, profit and peace.

Saeeda is the founding director of Education Partnerships UK Ltd (EPUK) which provides holistic education and business solutions to national and international clients. This has already resulted in international business agreements in a number of countries. Saeeda’s organisation has signed agreements with various credible organisations for large-scale impactful change and sustainable Impact.

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About the Speaker: Eleanor Mills, Founder of Noon

Eleanor Mills is the Founder and Editor in Chief of Noon, a new website, platform and community to empower women in midlife. In all the conversation about diversity, age is the aspect that is most often forgotten in all cultures. Eleanor is passionate about changing the narrative about the latter parts of women’s lives so that they become more representative of the reality.

An award-winning journalist, Eleanor spent 23 years at The Sunday Times as a campaigning columnist, feature writer and latterly as Editorial Director of the paper and prize-winning Editor of the Sunday Times Magazine. She began her career as an interviewer and has interrogated everyone from Mikhail Gorbachev to David Cameron, Theresa May (the famous leather trousers debacle) and Sheryl Sandberg. She was Chair of Women in Journalism from 2014-2021, where she has campaigned tirelessly for more diversity in the media and the necessity for it to be a true reflective mirror of the society it serves rather than a distorting lens.

About the Organiser, Hatch Enterprise

Hatch supports underrepresented entrepreneurs from across the UK to imagine, launch and grow businesses that are sustainable, successful and have a positive and lasting impact on their communities.

We’re committed to building a fairer society by helping develop entrepreneurs’ skills, knowledge and confidence through our unique programmes designed by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs. We’re not typical of the third sector. Although we’re a charity, we think and act like a business.

Since 2014, we’ve supported more than 5,000 UK entrepreneurs to flourish, building a vibrant network of partners, funders and investors who share our vision in the process.

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Here at Hatch we are passionate about helping people building businesses from the things they love. We want to create a fairer society by supporting diverse and impact founders into sustainable business. We offer programmes, expert led events, mentoring and access to a community of diverse and impact founders.


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