Celebrating our CoSS alumnae on International Women's Day

On International Women's Day, 8 March, we have asked our alumnae from across the College of Social Sciences what they #ChooseToChallenge.

Follow @CoSS_Birmingham throughout the day to hear from the four alumnae below, along with others from Birmingham Business School, the School of Education, the School of Social Policy and the School of Government and Society.

I #ChooseToChallenge anti-Jewish racismwebamy
"As a Jewish woman I know that the boundaries for hate are not limited. Antisemitic misogyny is a growing threat, as are attacks on Muslim women and intersectional abuse of others. Unchecked hatred breeds inequality and negatively impacts democracy, so I choose to act, to stand against hate for a better future for us all."

Amy Wagner, Special Adviser to HM Government's Independent Adviser on Antisemitism  
BSc International Relations, 2014


I #ChooseToChallenge inequality in education

"I work with governments, organisations and schools to propel inclusion and challenge misconceptions about learning needs and neurodiversity. The long-term impact of this work seeks improved aspirations and outcomes for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities around the world."

Kamal Bodhanker, Head of International Development, nasen
MA School Improvement and Educational Leadership, 2018


webfidelisI #ChooseToChallenge percieved norms
"In my professional, volunteering and personal life, I commit to not shying away from asking the hardest questions in order to create the most important changes our society needs in this post-covid world."

Fidelis Navas, Founder and MD of Gamma Talent
BA Social Policy, 2002


Me 2I #ChooseToChallenge the gap in finance education
"I've created an online platform that helps young people get to grips with different financial topics. It was important to me to create this resource, helping them to access the necessary knowledge and information required to navigate the adulting world which can often be a daunting experience."

Olamide Majekodunmi, Founder, All Things Money
BSc Business Management 2020