A Muslim woman among 10 finalists of Manitoba’s Future 40

CBC Manitoba revealed another ten Future 40 finalists today, including a video game developer, a former United Nations delegate, an Indigenous artist and seven others.

CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 highlights the province’s next generation of leaders, builders and change-makers under the age of 40.

Nadia Kidwai​

Age: 33

Category: Community, Social Activism and Volunteerism ​

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Nadia is Chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council and member of the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg. (submitted by Brendan Reimer)

Nadia was born and raised in Cardiff, Wales and graduated from Oxford University with a master’s degree in Politics & History.

Since arriving in Winnipeg in 2004, she has worked in various sectors with a passion for diversity, multiculturalism and community empowerment through grassroots community development, journalism (CBC Manitoba, Winnipeg Free Press) and as a co-founder of the Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute.

Nadia is Chair of the Manitoba Women’s Advisory Council, advising the Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, and a council member of the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg.

Nadia leads Next Up Winnipeg, a progressive leadership program for young people committed to social change and environmental sustainability, and works for the Canadian CED Network.

Nadia is passionate about hosting “conversation cafes,” believing the way forward for our society is through creating a safe space where people from diverse backgrounds and life experiences can come together and create meaningful dialogue.

Most importantly, she is the mother of two young boys.

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