Nimco Ali

  • RUDE – Penguin Books

  • Daughters of Eve – Founder not for profit organization

  • MAKERS – Ambassador

  • Woman’s Hour – BBC Radio 4

  • Motivational Speaker

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 organisation which has helped to transform the approach to ending female genital mutilation (FGM). She has been invited to speak at events around the world and is often asked to speak on women’s rights.

“It’s incredibly difficult to describe just how amazing this young woman is – she really is the embodiment of what it means to be a fearless woman……….. all you have to do is listen to her for a second to know that she is insurmountably special” June Eric-Udorie Voices of Youth

Nimco is currently writing her first book RUDE to be published in May 2019. Recently she guest edited an episode of Woman’s Hour, R4. She has also appeared on LBC, Hardtalk, Radio 4, and various BBC programs across TV and Radio.

Nimco is an ambassador for MAKERS, which is AOL’s women’s leadership platform that highlights the stories of groundbreaking 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 Standard 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 has delivered motivational talks, speeches and been part of panel discussions across the globe including Galasonbury Festival, London, Belfast and Australia.




Honours & Awards

International Women’s Rights Award 2018 – Human Rights Summit, United Nations

Red Magazine Woman of the Year 2014

Woman’s Hour Power List 2014.

BBC’s 100 Women of 2013

Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year - 2010