From a coffee shop poetry night to the start of a movement, Anisa Haghdadi founder and CEO of Beatfreeks, shares the origin story of Birmingham’s leading youth engagement agency. Rejecting the Western idea of success – grow grow grow until you’ve taken up the most space – she is now exploring the opportunities to break the system better, and the importance of investing in solutions that outgrow us, i.e. building things, that build more things.
Anisa Haghdadi is the founder and CEO of BeatFreeks, a creative youth engagement agency based in the heart of Birmingham. At the age of 23, Anisa was awarded the British Empire Medal for services to education and young people, and has recently received a Sky Academy Arts Scholarship to develop Doink; a do and think tank which collects and communicates data creatively to help people make better decisions. Living by the mantra passion, purpose, people, Anisa is committed to redefining the culture of enterprise so that business and social are seen as inextricable.