Shortlisting committee

Find out more about our Awards Shortlisting Committee.

 

Atiha Chaudry

Atiha Chaudry has over 25 years of experience within the public, voluntary and community sectors and has worked for a range of organisations. She has extensive community and voluntary sector experience gained over many years of voluntary work in the community. She is passionate and committed to the community and voluntary sector and over the years has given her time generously to the sector. Atiha is currently Chair of the Manchester BME Network, the GM BME Network project and the Manchester Equalities Hub. She is a board member for the Manchester Settlement; the Centre for Local Economic Strategies and The Manchester Partnership. She has served as a Justice of the Peace at the Stockport Magistrates Court since 2001. Atiha was appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester in 2012.

(With information from the Manchester BME Network website)

 

Jen Pemberton

Founder of Antz Network

 

 

 

 

Gosia McKane

Gosia McKane founded charitable organisation Merseyside Polonia back in 2008. Merseyside Polonia aims to develop positive relationships between the Polish Community and local residents in Liverpool. The initiative has grown quickly and it is a huge success in bringing together people of different cultural backgrounds and helping new Polish arrivals engage fully with Liverpool life. In 2009 it earned praise from the Prime Minister of Poland, Donald Tusk.

 

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Joanna Zawadzka

Born in Poland, Joanna is a community activist based in Edinburgh and the coordinator of Bloody Foreigners and One Day Without Us campaigns in Edinburgh. Since 2008 she is working as a director of the Polish Cultural Festival Association and she has developed a number of successful projects to support migrant and ethnic minority communities and their integration into wider society. Her work concentrates around promoting equality and social diversity through community-led and cultural initiatives.

(With information from the Polish Cultural Festival Association website)

 

 

Marzena Niemi

Marzena Niemi comes from Poland. She is a Management Consultant and one of Europia’s trustees.

 

 

 

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