Empowering_Minds

October 2015.  Regional Youth Work Unit, Yorkshire and Humber in Partnership with University of Hull “Countering the Myths of Radicalization”

Empowering Minds, Director Sofia Mahmood was a Key Note Speaker- opening the event amongst a panel of senior management staff members across Yorkshire and Humberside.  The Conference collaborated with organizations Youth Work Unit of Yorkshire and Humber and the University of Hull Youth Work and Community Development team to counter the Myths of Radicalization and …

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December 2016. Fashion to Acceptance. Female Conference. In partnership with Bradford College

We live in a society today where young females struggle to balance their lives between what is expected of them from society, media, peers yet what is imposed by culture and family. One can sit and state that an individual has a choice in being who they want to be without influence and dictatorship. However, …

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December 2016. “Road 2 Riches”- Male Empowerment Conference @ Bradford College

“Road 2 Riches,” a thought provoking, motivational conference to address and challenge young people choices for success, dealt with language and behaviors young males face and act upon daily.  It dissected the objectification of women, the effects of derogatory name calling for both males and females based on gender and sexual orientation and issues faced …

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November 2016.  “Calderdale Young Peoples Service Staff Conference 2016

Empowering Minds Director Sofia Mahmood was invited as the key note organization to talk about Prevent and Community engagement.  Empowering Minds opened the event amongst a panel of Senior Management staff members. Throughout the day delivered workshops that gave clear and concise language about what Prevent is.  It allowed staff members to see Prevent at …

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Citizenship: Leadership Programme

There is a strong emphasis on individual roles and responsibilities using self-reflection and critical thinking tools. A series of participatory educational activities are delivered to stimulate debate identifying Leadership, opportunities and strengths. Aim To understand leadership, different styles of leadership, confidence, self-esteem. Through workshops young people will empower develop themselves and others to become responsible …

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Sofia Bio

I was born in Lancashire and both raised and educated in Bradford. My speciality is in Applied Criminal Justice Studies (BA Hons) and I have over 15 years’ experience working across the public, private, faith, voluntary, education and health sectors.