Wendi Momen holds a BSc in Economics and a Ph.D. in International Relations, both from the London School of Economics where she is a Governor and works as a book editor. She was awarded the MBE in 2014 for services to the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and to the community in Bedfordshire.
Her passions are:
- the advancement of women
- sustainable development
- business ethics
- service to the community
- combating social injustice, poverty and inequality
She has been a magistrate since 1982 and is chair of the family lay judges. She co-founded ebbf in 1990 (Ethical Business Building the Future www.ebbf.org) and is currently chair. She is a member of a number of boards, including the International Environment Forum, National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the UK, the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation, and the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations.
She is a founder of Advance, which promotes justice, education and empowerment for women, and Naserian, which empowers Maasai widows in Tanzania.
She is the multi-faith chaplain at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.