About

The Glendale Women’s Cafe Project is creating a cohesive neighbourhood in Pollokshields by empowering local women. We offer a safe and welcoming space in which women can come together to learn, create, enjoy and support each other.

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Parveen

Parveen
Cafe Manager

Parveen is our Cafe Manager. Parveen is at the cafe every Tuesday between 9am and 3pm. She opens up, welcomes visitors new and regular, sets up the tea, coffee, cakes, and makes amazing soup most weeks to share with the visitors. She makes everyone welcome.

Godsal  

Godsal
Project Coordinator

Godsal is the Project Coordinator for the cafe. She works 8 hours per week, and works to coordinate workshops, make links with all our partners, put together funding applications and report to funders. She is the first point of contact for anyone contacting the cafe. You’ll find her in the cafe most Tuesdays between noon and 3.

Trustees

Mariam Ahmed  

Mariam Ahmed
Chair

Mariam is the Co-Chief Executive Officer for Amina a leading organisation in Scotland that supports and empowers Muslim and Ethnic Minority women. Mariam’s expertise is on gender-based violence and she has been committed to working with all sectors to end violence against women. Mariam is a qualified Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate and her previous role was leading a BME domestic abuse service for over 11 years, where she was a specialist in supporting Asian, Black and Ethnic Minority women. Mariam has been committed to highlighting stories of women in destitution and she is a vocal advocate of the human rights issues affecting women with immigration control. Mariam is a training specialist on harmful traditional practises and a training associate for SafeLives. Mariam is a Director for Scottish Women’s Aid and Committee member of the Equalities and Human rights commission in Scotland

Nabilah Haq  

Nabilah Haq
Treasurer

Nabilah is the Treasurer of Glendale womens cafe. She joined as a trustee in October 2018, she is involved with projects and workshops within the cafe. She comes from a cyber engineering background and enjoys building bridges within the community.

Cathy Wilkes

Cathy Wilkes
Secretary

Founding member of the Glendale Women’s Cafe.

Attiya Ahmed

Attiya Ahmed

I am very happy to work as a trustee at the Glendale Women’s Cafe. I have gained confidence, made friendships, and feel loved. We work like super ladies. We got this place with lots of hard work and we made this cafe with the unity and power of women.

Elif Polat

Being part of a hard working community project is an honour and happiness. I have been with Glendale Women’s Cafe since the beginning. Since then I have made a lot of friends and learned new things. Attending the cafe for a cup of tea only makes it sweeter when sharing with friends. Including myself all women who have attended the cafe never felt left out. We always welcome new arrivals with hugs (Parveen Mahmood) that we cannot get enough of. Lastly with our hard working and sacrificing team members I am sure our journey will carry on and on…

Syma Ahmed

Syma Ahmed
Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) development worker at Glasgow Women’s Library

Syma’s work promotes integration of women from diverse backgrounds, capturing their stories and preserving them at the Women’s Library. She supports and works alongside BME women creatives in Scotland, making a positive impact on Scottish arts culture by making it more innovative, diverse and representative of the people living in Scotland today.

Pip Ryan  

Pip Ryan

Attending the Cafe over the years, I have made many friends. I’ve learnt to crochet, make chickpea curry, that I’m not very good at sewing and that every one of us can create something beautiful. While we are a diverse group of women, I’ve also learnt that you can find something in common with any one – if you talk to them for long enough!

Shahida Imtiaz  

Shahida Imtiaz

Shahida has been coming to the Cafe for a number of years and we delighted to now have her on the board.

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