Co-Director of the African Caribbean Education Network addressing current issues of Black underrepresentation in Independent and Grammar schools and improve the experiences of Black children once there.
Aisha co-directs an organisation called the African Caribbean Education Network. ACEN seeks to address current issues of Black underrepresentation in Independent and Grammar schools and improve the experiences of Black children once there.
The trajectory between grammar/independent schools and Russell group universities, in addition to Oxford/Cambridge, is undeniable. Moreover, the interconnectedness between these top universities and those that go on to assume society’s top roles and decision-making positions is even more indisputable.
ACEN aims to increase the number of children from African/Caribbean heritage on this trajectory at the earliest stage possible, with the specific objective of increasing the representation of Black people in decision-making positions within the workplace and across industries over a generation
Aisha has a background in marketing and communications, with a particular focus on communication and content strategies for organisations operating in diverse/cross-cultural spaces. In the past, she has worked with a handful of political and charitable organisations operating in the areas of race inequality/equity.
"I'd like us to talk about undoing the effects of structural racism with a particular focus on differentiating between equality and equity, making a stronger case for positive discrimination in as many environments as possible, starting with education."