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Nafisa Bakkar

Nafisa Bakkar

CEO and cofounder, Amaliah

Nafisa is the author of How To Make Money - A New, Honest Guide to Starting and Building a Six-Figure, Successful Business, published by Harper Collins. From how to nail sales and branding to understanding how to build a network, Nafisa offers you a comprehensive guide to business. The Forbes 30 under 30 honouree has been at the helm of Amaliah for 7 years, building it into a media powerhouse for Muslim women. Amaliah reaches an audience of millions each month, and has worked with global brands and agencies including Spotify, Dove, Lush, Universal, Lloyds Bank and eBAY to redefine how they create campaigns and advertising for Muslim women.


Nafisa's work and ideas have gained widespread recognition, she has been on the cover of Campaign magazine, named in Evening Standard’s Progress 1000 Most Influential in Media and Ad Age Women to Watch. She has spoken to audiences of thousands about her work where she has been platformed by the likes of Apple, BBC, Natwest, Vans, Spotify and Toms. Nafisa's groundbreaking essay on the representation of Muslim women in media and advertising has been published in the best selling anthology “It’s Not About The Burqa”.