Welsh born Shazia is a passionate campaigner, feminist, and former Parliamentary candidate. Having gained a Masters degree in International Relations from Cardiff University, she went on to forge a successful career in public relations and brand development after working at a high level advising on campaign strategy for a range of international brands. Shazia has worked with a number of third sector organisations, including the Trussell Trust - where she was a volunteer at a food bank – and Religions for Peace. She is a prominent equality activist, an ambassador for the national children’s charity Show Racism The Red Card; and is appointed to the Welsh Government Framework Group for women in business. Shazia has previously written for the New Statesman, The Independent and The Huffington Post. She sits on the editorial board of the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Wales’s leading think tank. She previously worked as a BBC presenter, hosting the Big Debate Live on BBC Asian Network.