Resham Kotecha

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Dulwich & West Norwood, Economic Advisor to an MP, COO for Women2Win

· Read Economics at Emmanuel College Cambridge (2007-2010)

· Worked at the Financial Services Authority, analysing financial risk in the sector (2010-2012)

· Moved to Parliament to work for Conservative Friends of International Development, as researcher to Baroness Jenkin and for Women2Win (2012-2013)

· Work as Economic Advisor to Brooks Newmark MP and COO for Women2Win. Worked on one policy picked up by Osborne for the Autumn Statement and have helped train roughly 100 female candidates and helped raise over £70k for W2W. (2013-present)

· On the Management Committee for CF India, a School Governor for a SEN school, on the Board for Women’s India Association Charity (oldest Asian charity in the UK), established a mentoring and female empowerment programme in Tower Hamlets.

· Selected as PPC for Dulwich & West Norwood on 11th September. Seat is currently held by Tessa Jowell, although she is standing down in 2015.

· Youngest Ethnic candidate in the Conservative Party.

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