Role: Independent Member
Yasmin is educated to postgraduate level gaining an MBA with the University of Huddersfield in 2010. She is currently Chief Executive of the Staying Put Group. She has over 20 years’ experience of leading on women’s rights/gender-based violence, education services to young people raising aspiration and widening opportunities, supported housing and working around mental health and wellbeing. She is passionate about equality of opportunity and human right issues regularly advocating and campaigning for change.
As well as her role as Independent Member for Health Inequalities and Delivery, Yasmin has proven to be an ambassador of third sector organisations. Sitting on a number of strategic partnerships, she is Chair of Yorkshire Regional Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance, Co-Chair of Safer Communities, 3rd Sector Advisor on West Yorkshire Combined Authority and a member of West Yorkshire Women Leaders Network. Her representation on these partnerships aims to influence better outcomes for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society.
Since 2000 she has been instrumental in setting up a range of innovative services for vulnerable people in West Yorkshire in addition to developing national working initiatives for marginalised groups.
She has previously worked locally, regionally, nationally and internationally for the Government, National Women’s Aid, Housing Associations and non-governmental organisations.