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.
Farzana regularly lectures around the world on PR and women leadership and, as a thought-leader, is asked to contribute on the BBC, Forbes, The Financial Times and Al-Jazeera. She has also written for publications including The Guardian and PR Week. Her industry blogs can be found on the PR Insider.
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). TiE is the largest global entrepreneur network in the world. Farzana is also a committed campaigner for the economic empowerment of women.
“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, emerging markets, and international trade and FDI.
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