On Wednesday October 14th, C Social were lucky to entertain Zamila
Bunglawala as their guest speaker in Social Prayers. She was joined by six
students and a teacher from Newman Catholic School in Harlesden, a school with
which C Social already has strong links, as they are our annual football match
opponents. She told the boys and sub-tutors of C Social how she progressed in
her career: mentioning her various roles, such as being in the Prime Minister’s
Strategy Unit, Cabinet Office, Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills
and the Ministry of Justice.
From the talk, it was clear to see why she was nominated for the award of
European Muslim Woman of Influence in 2010, as her work, pushing for equality,
has since resulted in the first UK policy report on British Muslim women and
the labour market. She even talked about her personal experience of being
discriminated against in the workplace, due to her ethnicity and gender.
Overall it was a truly eye-opening experience to the boys of C Social: some
of whom were then able to enjoy a supper with their Tutor and the Speaker and
were then joined by the rest of the Social to present their questions and
opinion during Cocoa.
Arthur Dingemans, C Social, 6.1