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Hira Ali


Hira Ali  is an author, writer, speaker, executive leadership coach & D&I thought leader. She is the Chief Executive Officer at Advancing Your Potential  and author of Her Way to the Top: A Guide to Smashing the Glass Ceiling. Hira's second companion book—Her Allies: A Practical Toolkit to Help Men Lead through Advocacy—invites men to join the gender equality movement and is out now.


The case of Child Q, a 15-year-old black girl strip-searched after being wrongly accused of possessing cannabis, has reignited debates over whether London's Metropolitan Police are racist, and reopened past wounds for many other targeted groups.

21 March, 2022

In an extensive review of its guidelines and practice, The New Arab examines how medical professionals working in the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) have been blighted by institutional racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.

03 December, 2021

In the aftermath of 9/11, Muslim women have been at the brunt of systematic 'othering' by mainstream Western media. This treatment has been counterintuitive, both for Western policymakers and for Muslim women, who are ostracised from society.

12 October, 2021