Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech

About

Baroness Warsi

A lawyer, a businesswoman, and a Cabinet Minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being Britain’s first Muslim Cabinet Minister.

One of five girls born to immigrant’s parents of Pakistani origin in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, Sayeeda studied law at Leeds University, going on to work for the Crown Prosecution Service before setting up her own legal practice, George Warsi Solicitors.

Her father, a former mill worker and bus driver who set up his own business, instilled in her values of freedom, responsibility, and aspiration. Inspired, she got involved in the Conservative Party, and it was there that she became an advisor to the leader, Michael Howard, in 2004.

Sayeeda Warsi Giving Speech

TV Appearances

An effective and entertaining communicator, with over 30 years experience of campaigning underpinned by her solid legal background and analytical approach. Bold and passionate, she is not afraid to use her various platforms to speak out. Her down to earth manner and sassy sense of humor have seen her voted comedy queen by Channel 4’s Stand Up To Cancer and resulted in an expanding audience with her TV and radio clips being viewed by millions.

  • Muslim’s Don’t Matter

    Embargoed until 6pm on Thursday 19th October 2023 Key Lecture by Baroness Sayeeda Warsi at The University of Leeds – Muslims Don’t Matter (Check against delivery) Thursday 19th October 2023 – Katie Hopkins – a cup of tea, and a...

  • Mail on Sunday: Baroness Warsi: Maypoles, harvest festivals, Christmas carols…...

    By Simon Walters Whoever chose Baroness Warsi’s study when she was moved to the Foreign Office in the Cabinet reshuffle two months ago must have had a keen sense of history. Of all the rooms they could have given her,...

  • Challenging Islamaphobia? An Event At Conference Tells me The Tories...

    Seven years ago I was chairman of the Conservative party. At the time, under the leadership of David Cameron, it felt like an organisation that was striving to become more diverse and more inclusive, and one that was taking steps...

  • Guardian Comment is Free: Forced marriage has always been a...

    David Cameron is right to criminalise forced marriage. This abominable, inhumane act robs people of their lives By Sayeeda Warsi published onFriday 8 June 2012 on guardian.co.uk In deciding to criminalise forced marriage – the act of coercing a person...

  • We don’t need another inequalities review: we need the political...

    “The men and women taking to the streets across the globe under the banner of Black Lives Matter want to be heard. They want to hear an acknowledgement of the mistakes of the past and a genuine commitment to future...

  • Baroness Warsi drops two stone and beats diabetes for the...

    Baroness Sayeeda Warsi is the first to admit that five months ago she would have been the perfect target for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new crusade to tackle Britain’s battle with the bulge. Stepping onto the scales last December, the...

  • We are standing by as yet another potential genocide unfolds

    The Uighurs are being subjected to the largest surveillance and internment of an ethnic minority since the Holocaust. The horrors of the past are being repeated – and we are failing to act, writes Baroness Warsi for The House.In November...

  • BBC Radio 4 – Muslim Pride

    Lady Warsi discusses navigating faith and same-sex attraction with members of the Muslim community in this new podcast series on Radio 4. Listen to it here. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07pd7dc

The Enemy Within

‘Eloquent ... Calm and clever reflection’
- Andrew Marr

‘Uniquely insightful’
- Tim Shipman, Sunday Times

'Islamophobia is the Ku Klux Klan hatred of our time. This book is an antidote to the hypocrisy around Islam that has become such a poison in our public life. Warsi holds everyone - the state, the press, and our Muslim communities - to the same standards of integrity and self-reflection. It throws down a gauntlet for all of us: to read it, understand it, and argue with it, with as much good faith as the author's.'

- Clive Stafford Smith, Director of Reprieve and author of 'Bad Men' and 'Injustice'

Speeches

From discrimination to diplomacy, equality to entrepreneurship, faith to finance, human rights to health and fitness, Sayeeda is a versatile, informed, and entertaining speaker.

Sayeeda is represented by London Speakers Bureau.

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