Conservative parliamentary candidate, 2015 and 2017; head of engagement, Women2Win; policy ambassador, Conservative Policy Forum
Resham is a strategy consultant, working in the media, telecoms and broadcasting industries.
Resham has been active in the Conservative Party for the past five years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 general election (Dulwich & West Norwood) and was a candidate for a target seat in the 2017 general election (Coventry North West).
Resham currently serves as the head of engagement for Women2Win (an organisation cofounded by the prime pinister to get more women elected to Parliament), and speaks at schools and universities as part of her outreach role to try and encourage young people to get involved in politics and stand for parliament. She is a policy ambassador for the Conservative Policy Forum, the Conservative Party chairman for the NW London Area and sits on the London Board.
Resham is the president of the Young Women’s India Association – a charity working to empower women and educate children in the UK and India. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Cambridge University and has been recognised as one of 100 Global Emerging Catalysts by Rhize (funded by the Gates Foundation) for political work in trying to achieve a more representative Parliament.
Follow Resham on Twitter @reshamkotecha
Saturday 28 October, 10:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Party politics: realignment or disintegration?