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Mehreen Baig

Mehreen Baig is a former teacher and trailblazing broadcaster and writer, who is passionate about education and empowering young people. Her move from teaching to broadcasting began in 2016, when Mehreen took part in the BAFTA-winning BBC2 documentary Muslims Like Us which followed a diverse group of Muslims living together in the same house. She has been invited to speak at conferences around the world including The Women’s Economic Forum. In 2017 she was awarded the Reality and Constructed Factual BAFTA, and was named one of the most inspirational and powerful women of the year by the Telegraph. She has presented a number of documentaries and has appeared as a regular reporter and guest for the BBC. In 2020 she emerged as an influential voice on a range of topics including feminism, race, gender equality and faith, appearing on The Truth About Cosmetic Treatments (BBC 1), Inside Chelsea: Britain’s Wealthiest Borough (BBC 2) and her new podcast, The Secret Life of Teachers (BBC Radio 4). Mehreen worked as an English teacher in a North London secondary school after graduating from the Institute of Education. She continues to work as a tutor and coach to help young people achieve their life goals.
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