RimJhim Founder, Rimla Akhtar, crowned 2016 One Young CA by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) (September 2016)


Meet the 2016 One Young CA: Q+A with Rimla Akhtar MBE CA The search is over and Rimla Akhtar MBE CA has been named as the ICAS One Young CA 2016. Rimla is an Inclusion & Diversity Consultant at RimJhim Consulting in London. She is the first Muslim woman to sit on the FA Council … Continue reading RimJhim Founder, Rimla Akhtar, crowned 2016 One Young CA by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) (September 2016)

Rimla Akhtar was interviewed during the Afternoon Edition show on BBC Radio 5 Live about her work in sport


First Muslim woman on FA Council: I still get shocked looks Rimla Akhtar told 5 live she still gets shocked looks when she tells people she’s on the FA Council. But she said the sport is “moving in the right direction”. Rimla is the first Muslim woman to sit on the Council, which oversees the … Continue reading Rimla Akhtar was interviewed during the Afternoon Edition show on BBC Radio 5 Live about her work in sport

Football, Media and Diplomacy: Reflections from a Muslim Experience


Football – the beautiful game – has long had the ability to unite. As the number of Muslim footballers has increased, so has the visibility of Muslim practices at a time of global tensions. Muslim footballers have become ambassadors of the faith, normalizing Muslim symbols such as the sajda, prostration in prayer, to requests for … Continue reading Football, Media and Diplomacy: Reflections from a Muslim Experience

Rimla Akhtar is named 15th in the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Sport (August 2015)


A passionate player, and a supporter of Liverpool FC. In 2014, Akhtar became the first Muslim woman on the FA Council, an institution which even its own chairman, Greg Dyke, described as “overwhelmingly male and white”. She also chairs the Muslim Women’s Sports Foundation. Originally published at: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/the-50-most-influential-women-in-sport-the-full-list-10446935.html

Rimla Akhtar’s goal: Ending the chronic lack of diversity in UK sport


Were Rimla Akhtar fighting her cause on the sports field, the odds of winning the game would not look good. As chair of the UK’s Muslim Women’s Sport Foundation (MWSF), her mission is both simple, and daunting: to promote diversity in British sports, an arena overwhelmingly dominated by white men. But the 32-year-old, who was … Continue reading Rimla Akhtar’s goal: Ending the chronic lack of diversity in UK sport