Sofia Mahmood

Sofia Mahmood is Founder/Director of Empowering Minds and Ambassador for Pakistan Alliance for Girls Education

Sofia Mahmood founded Empowering Minds ( in 2015; a consultancy offering a wide range of services through workshops, conferences and training programmes across the UK. Raised and educated in Bradford, she specialises in counter-extremism, community engagement, citizenship and identity, and child sexual exploitation. Recently she ran the 'Mothers Against Radicalisation & Grooming' programme, and has worked closely with the National Policing Improvement Agency to develop tools to combat violent extremism.

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