Fatimah Ashrif studied at the University of Cambridge, and qualified as a solicitor in 2003. She practised as a lawyer with a number of leading national legal practices until 2014. In 2014 she began advising individuals and organisations on philanthropic projects and currently works for the University of Cambridge as Project Lead on Coexist House. This project is concerned with transforming public understanding of the world’s faith traditions and promoting positive and peaceful relationships.
Fatimah has always been passionate about empowering young people. Since the start of her working life, she has mentored through various initiatives, and worked with young people through other voluntary roles. She began mentoring with Mosaic in 2012.
She has sat on various committees and boards including the South Manchester Law Centre and Women in Property Northern Branch with specific responsibility for co-ordinating the Northern Branch’s mentoring programme. She is a founding and continuing member of Rumi’s Circle, an organisation which seeks to bring communities together through the arts, culture and exploration of the spiritual dimension at the heart of all faiths.