Mursal Hedayat is the founder and chief executive of Chatterbox, a tech-for-good enterprise that trains and employs refugees to teach their native languages online and connects them with learners around the world.
She is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur, recognised by Forbes, MIT (announcing in Dec.), and Ashoka among others as a rising star in social enterprise. After graduating with a degree in Economics from the University of Leeds in 2015, Mursal spent a year studying social innovation and inequality as a Year Here social change fellow. Whilst on the programme, she started Chatterbox.
A former refugee to the UK from Afghanistan herself, Mursal was inspired to create pathways into professional careers for refugees after observing first-hand the vast untapped talent and potential residing in the refugee community. Chatterbox is backed by British and Silicon Valley investors and counts the Red Cross and SOAS University amongst its clients.