Nimco Ali is an award-winning British Somali feminist and social activist.
She is co-founder and director of Daughters of Eve, a survivor-led organization that has helped transform the approach to ending female genital mutilation (FGM).
Nimco has written her first book ‘RUDE’ to be published in spring 2019. She guest edited an episode of Woman’s Hour, R4 and is currently contributing to another WH project. She has also appeared on LBC, Hardtalk, Radio 4, and various BBC programs across TV and Radio and is a regular on Sky newspapers.
Currently she is an ambassador for #MAKERSUK. ‘MAKERS’ is AOL’s women’s leadership platform that highlights the stories of ground-breaking women today to create the leaders of tomorrow.
In 2014 she was awarded Red magazine’s Woman of the Year award and also placed at No 6 on Woman’s Hour’s power list. She has previously won awards including Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year 2010 and BBC’s 100 Women of 2013.
Most recently she was named by The Sunday Times as one of Debrett’s 500 most influential people in Britain and for the second year ranked by the Evening Standards as their 1000 most powerful. She is a trustee for Women for Refugee Women, Emma Humphreys Memorial Prize and a founding committee member of the Women’s Equality Party. Nimco stood for election for the Women’s Equality Party in Hornsey and Wood Green, London in 2017.