Miss Rabia Bhatti is a young leader of leading vision and inspiration with a reputation of excellence recognized on an international scale for her achievements and contributions. On May the 6th 2011, Rabia hit global headlines as she became the Youngest Elected Muslim Female Politician in the United Kingdom. Prior to this, at the age of 18 Rabia was appointed as a School Governor, making her the youngest female School Governor in Britain, followed by becoming the First President of Aylesbury College just a few months later at the age of 19.
No stranger to extremely high profile roles, Cllr. Bhatti presided as Chairman of the Chiltern Cohesion Conference attended by the press, public, religious leaders, community leaders, Lord's, MP's, MEP's and diplomats. Ms. Bhatti has also been the delegated Chairwoman for an open meeting between representatives from the Embassy of the United States of America and Muslim Community Leaders to discuss global political issues including the USA, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Middle East. In addition, Cllr. Bhatti chaired the first ever memorial day to be held in Buckinghamshire remembering the victims of the largest mass murder in Europe since WWII.
A regular contributor on the radio, BBC, Channel 4, Sky News and print media, Rabia is currently studying her degree of Politics, Philosophy and History at the University of London. Her other roles include being the youngest Muslim Female college Governor in the United Kingdom for Aylesbury College - the deputy chairman of the Audit Committee and portfolio holder for Equality and Diversity, a former School Governor for Newtown School with the the portfolio for Children with Special Education Needs, an Executive board member for the Conservative Muslim Forum and Chairman of the women's branch, an Executive board member for the John Adams Society, an Executive board member of the Buckinghamshire Community Grants Panel, an Inspirational Speaker for Mosaic - a charity founded by HRH Prince Charles, an advisory council member of the Women's Network for the British Pakistan Foundation, Vice President and Treasurer of the Conservative Association at BBK and the UK Ambassador for the Charity 'Remembering Srebrenica' focusing on the genocide in Bosnia.
Passionate about young people, women empowerment, politics, policy, self-development, education and foreign affairs, Cllr. Bhatti has spoken at a number of events, conferences and seminars around the world and is featured in an international book on 25 of the most successful change makers in the world. From holding workshops for young people and leading multinational corporations to delivering talks to organizations and addressing dignitaries - Rabia's determination to help others break boundaries and glass ceilings has earned her a global reputation of influence and distinction.
Cllr. Bhatti was selected as delegate for the first Political Leaders programme hosted by the US State Department to visit the United States of America in order to observe the Presidential Election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Rabia is also a graduate of the Global Leaders Programme held in Moscow, Russia and a graduate of the two week Young Leadership Programme by the University of Oxford. Cllr. Bhatti was also invited to spend 10 days in Kazan to support a Summer Leadership Programme organized by the Russian Presidential Academy and opened by the President of the Republic of Tatarstan. Cllr. Bhatti recently participated in the 10th World Islamic Economic Forum as part of a British Delegation held in the United Arab Emirates. In addition to this, Rabia is a prominent guest lecturer both in the UK and abroad being invited to give keynote addresses and speak on a variety of issues all around the globe from university halls to some of the worlds most prestigious venues. Cllr. Bhatti continues to pursue her passion for politics and making a change at all levels from conversing with Prime Ministers and Presidents to representing her constituents in the Council Chambers.