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HAD at the House of Commons

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HAD at the House of Commons

Saira Hussain from Hussain Architectural Design received an invitation to attend the House of Commons debate, Saira holds the position of leader of women’s empowerment at the Global Young Asian Entrepreneurs network based in London and one of the key organisers of the event.

The event took place at the House of Commons on Tuesday 28th March at 18.00-20.0 and was hosted by Andrew Stephenson, the panel included ZACHARIA MIAH – Barrister from ASW6 Chambers and ASIF SADIQE – Assistant Director for Diversity and Inclusiveness.

The key topic: BAME Leadership & Career Progression: Are there challenges and lack of opportunities facing the South Asian Community? With only 4% of CEOs in FTSE 100 are Black or Asian, despite the BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) community in the UK.

Saira started Hussain Architectural Design in a small office in Burnley in 2011 after working some years in practice and completing her degree at Huddersfield University. HAD is now based throughout the UK, including Burnley, Blackburn, Manchester & London.

Having been nominated for over 25 awards in the last few years, including The Duke of Gloucester Awards, English Asian Business Awards and HAD has recently

won two awards on the Architecture and Engineering categories for Build Magazine. Whilst juggling all this at her practice, she is currently studying for a PhD part time.

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