Atifa has played a leading role within Mosaic from its very inception in 2007 and subsequently joined the North West RLG in 2008 when it was formed. Atifa is the longest serving RLG member and in her time at Mosaic has noted key achievements such as managing the relationship between Mosaic and Accenture, through enabling Corporate Sponsorship of the Mosaic Talent Awards, Mosaic Northwest Launch Dinner, and hosting HRH The Prince of Wales’s Seeing is Believing Tour in June 2011. She also established a Corporate’s and SME Engagement Model for Mosaic. In 2010, her team of mentees from Manchester Academy won the National Enterprise Challenge, setting a prime example of leadership and inspiring success for mentors from the leadership team itself. In her role as Vice Chairman Atifa has led Mosaic Northwest through the years with her forward thinking, leadership skills, contacts and networks to inspire corporates, entrepreneurs and local businesses to become engaged in Mosaic and more widely their own community leadership.
Outside of Mosaic, Atifa has supported more of HRH’s interests such as the British Asian Trust, The Princes Trust, was recognised for her contributions to HRH Prince of Wales’s Pakistan Recovery Fund and is also an Alumni of The Young Muslim Leadership Summer School at Oxford.
A graduate of the University of Manchester and a founder of multiple businesses, Atifa began her corporate career at Accenture, today, Atifa specialises in Transformation and Change Project and Programme Management and continues to contribute to complex organisational and industry changes for top FTSE 100 clients within the Financial Services Sector, Domestic and International Governments, Private Healthcare and Real Estate.
An active figure in the political and philanthropic sphere, Atifa was elected Youth MP for Rochdale in 2005. Her active role in society is continually demonstrated through the various positions she holds such as a Director of Link4Life and a Governor for Rochdale 6th Form College, and Remembering Srebrenica Board Member. Atifa has in the past chaired a Muslim Advisory Panel (2005-2009), chaired Rochdale Women’s Welfare Association (2007- 2010), and served on the Pakistan Britain Business Chamber Board of Directors at the Pakistan High Commission. She regularly contributes to key Muslim issues in mainstream media and documentaries such as Sky News, ITV, Channel 4 and the BBC. Atifa has and continues to contribute to a number of government initiatives, policies and strategic debates around terrorism, grooming, housing, private health care, the NHS, education and welfare, urban development for the UK’s core cities, safer communities and foreign affairs.