Wendi Momen holds a BSc in Economics and a Ph.D. in International Relations, both from the London School of Economics; she is also a Governor of LSE. She is a freelance editor working for a number of publishing companies, particularly George Ronald of Oxford. She is a member of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of the United Kingdom and cluster coordinator for the training institute.
A social activist, she focuses on a cluster of issues that promote social justice: the advancement of women, poverty eradication, health, criminal justice, interfaith harmony, housing and business ethics.
She is a trustee and treasurer of the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations (NAWO), a founding company member of UN Women National Committee UN, a Soroptimist since 1986 and a member of the National Council of Women. She is co-founder of Advance, which promotes the advancement of women. She is listed in The International Who’s Who of Women 1997, 2001, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014 and The International Who’s Who of Authors and Writers.
Dr Momen is a founder member of the ebbf: Ethical Business Building the Future (formerly European Baha’i Business Forum), of which she is chair, and which she has represented at UN conferences and summits since 1994, most recently at the Commission on the Status of Women at the UN in New York in March 2015.
She has been a Justice of the Peace since 1982 and is a lay judge on the family panel, of which is chair She is a trustee of the Bedford Council of Faith, Vice President of the Eastern Region of the United Nations Association and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She is an elected Councillor on Northill Parish Council, vice-chair of the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and the multi-faith chaplain at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.
She is the author of 12 published books.
She is married with two adult children and two grandchildren.