• Farzana Baduel is the founder and CEO of Curzon PR
  • Multi award-winning PR entrepreneur
  • Chartered Public Relations Practitioner
  • Ambassador and Resident PR Expert for the Oxford Foundry, the University of Oxford’s entrepreneurship centre
  • Expert media commentator on major outlets - including BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, PR Week, FT and Forbes
  • Former Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party

Farzana Baduel is the founder and CEO of Curzon PR. As a passionate advocate of strategic communications, she champions the power of PR as a dynamic force for building bridges and unifying the world’s voices into a global narrative. She set up Curzon PR in 2009, having previously served as Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party.

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MEDIA PROFESSIONAL AND THOUGHT-LEADER

Farzana regularly lectures around the world on PR and women leadership As a thought-leader she provides commentator for leading global media outlets. Her industry blogs can be found on the the PR Insider.

CAMPAIGNER AND AMBASSADOR

Farzana is Ambassador and Resident PR Expert for The Foundry, the University of Oxford’s entrepreneurship centre, where she delivers masterclasses in PR and mentors female entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of TiE Women (London) – the largest global entrepreneur network in the world. Farzana is also a committed campaigner for the economic empowerment of women.

ENTREPRENEUR

“Life is too short and shouldn’t be wasted working in a job you are not passionate about.”



Farzana’s philosophy drives Curzon. Recognised for her accomplishments, Farzana is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and has acted as a judge for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ national PR awards. Farzana was Businesswoman of the Year at the Muslim Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2015 and the Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Media Awards 2014. She donates her time and expertise to various organisations and audiences on a voluntary basis. Farzana’s core specialisms include strategy, soft power, nation-branding emerging markets, and international trade and FDI.

SELECTED PRESS

BBC Special: The Economy

BBC Special: The Economy

Farzana Baduel on Al Jazeera

Farzana Baduel on Al Jazeera

Changing The Narrative: Britain’s Asian Businesswomen Take Center Stage

Changing The Narrative: Britain’s Asian Businesswomen Take Center Stage

Curzon PR founder named “Businesswoman of the Year” at British Muslim Awards

Curzon PR founder named “Businesswoman of the Year” at British Muslim Awards

LIFE OF A PR

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PR TWITTERATI

“That’s what we storytellers do. We restore order with imagination. We instill HOPE again and again” Walt Disney… twitter.com/i/web/status/11155…

Nancy Astor on how to get any man (The first woman to sit in Parliament) www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47500276 pic.twitter.com/uYCq0WUHkg

Speaking at House of Commons on & having a good laugh at the irony of a women’s equality event being in a room… twitter.com/i/web/status/11040…

Agreed! Men & women together can bring positive change and shape society to make the future fairer than the past… twitter.com/i/web/status/11039…

5 days until & looking forward to joining the speakers at for… twitter.com/i/web/status/11025…

We are living in uncharted waters. Social media has opened a gateway to self-storytelling. We are no longer the pas… twitter.com/i/web/status/11025…

You have a powerful story, I am happy over a quarter of a million people have read it (& counting). All… twitter.com/i/web/status/10976…

I have often heard my peers complain abt the public’s increasing ADD resulting in low public response to their slic… twitter.com/i/web/status/10950…

Creativity is like a cat. It crawls up & sits in your lap when it wants to. You cannot call the cat

Good morning from Chicago -14c when I arrived last night pic.twitter.com/bFBcpIp59K

Discussing history’s heroes & reputation w fellow panellists Faisal Devji (Prof of Indian history at )… twitter.com/i/web/status/10931…

‘Who dares to teach, must never cease to learn’ Teaching at entrepreneur centre… twitter.com/i/web/status/10906…

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