Hashi Mohamed

Hashi Mohamed


No5 Chambers

Social mobility: re-imagining your future workforce

Session Overview

Hashi came to the UK as a young, unaccompanied child refugee, at the age of nine. His father had died and his mother – who had given birth to 12 children and was never formally educated – remained in Kenya. Twenty years later he became a barrister and a broadcaster. What happened in between?

Hashi will be discussing the topic of social mobility from a unique vantage point. He will undertake a wide-ranging analysis looking at how much of a difference the circumstances in which someone is born actually makes, to the kind of environment they have grown up in and to the kind of education that they receive. And, of course, what potential employers can do to play their role in impacting the lives of those in the most pressing need, regardless of their starting circumstances, to ensure that they are able to go as far as their talent and effort is able to take them.

What is the role of human resources in this context? How do they play a role in the lives of children early on? How can you contribute to the life-long learning that’s necessary for today’s and the future’s diverse work environment?

How can we re-imagine the world of work not just in terms of how to make it more representative, but also making it flexible, innovative and visionary enough to encompass the widest spectrum of society?

Speaker's biography

Hashi Mohamed is a Barrister at No5 Chambers and a broadcaster at the BBC.

In 2010, he joined The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and completed his pupillage at 39 Essex Street Chambers in 2012. At No5 Chambers, Hashi practices in public law and commercial litigation; his main area of focus is planning & environmental law.

He presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4, most recently on access to the top professions, child refugees making perilous journeys in the Mediterranean and terrorism and how nations react. Hashi writes regularly in various newspaper publications, including The Times, The Guardian and Prospect Magazine.