Salma El-Wardany

Author, Poet, International Speaker, and BBC Radio Breakfast Presenter. 
Salma El-Wardany is the author of These Impossible Things, a book released to global critical acclaim in June 2022. It was chosen as a Today Show Book Club Pick with Jenna Bush Hager and a Marie Claire Book Club Pick. It was also named a ‘Best Book Pick’ by Bustle, Fortune, Red Magazine and BookRiot. Most recently, it has been longlisted for the 2023 Diverse Book Awards. 
Salma has also contributed essays in the bestselling anthologies, It’s Not About the Burqa: Muslim Women on Faith, Feminism, Sexuality and Race, Unattached: Empowering Essays on Singlehood, and No Offence But…How to Have Difficult Conversations for Meaningful Change. 
Salma El-Wardany presents The Breakfast Show on BBC Radio London, Mon-Thur, as well as shows on BBC 5Live, BBC Radio 4, and BBC World Service. Her most recent documentary with World Service was The Real Lives of Doha’s Housewives in the run-up to the 2022 World Cup. Other notable documentaries include Breaking Our Silence (Radio 4) and Egypt’s #MeToo Moment (World Service). 
In addition, Salma is a two-time TEDx speaker and a global keynote speaker. She has delivered talks, after dinner speeches, and hosted panels in the UK, Nigeria, Egypt, America, and Europe. She has also written for Stylist, HuffPost, Metro and The i. 
Salma’s work centers on feminism and gender, revolving around female stories to bring the often ignored realities of women into the spotlight. She partners with global organisations and academic institutions to change the lives of women and girls. 

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September 25, 2023
8:15 pm
Track(s): She Strikes, Storytelling, Broadcast, Entrepreneurship – Duration: 20 minutes Salma El-Wardany, celebrated writer, poet, and BBC presenter, will take the stage toshare her wisdom on weaving compelling narratives. Whether you’re a budding writer orsimply eager to tell your story,...