Cohorted interview with Rehema Muthamia about her background, career and recent win of the beauty pageant – Miss England...
Rehema Muthamia, health technology consultant by day, reigning Miss England by night. Over the pandemic, Rehema Muthamia decided (after doing the baking and the coding), to try her hand at entering a pageant. She won, becoming the first African woman to do so, and aims to change the face of beauty pageants, as well as championing women’s rights and domestic abuse survivors.
Cohorted talks to Rehema Muthamia about her background, career and recent win of the beauty pageant – Miss England. Rehema discusses what it was like to be the only woman of colour throughout her degree and Masters, and how she dealt with the racist backlash that came after she was crowned.
She opens up about the process of becoming Miss England, and the sisterhood she found in her fellow contestants – in her words, all amazing, intellectual women who have a passion for a cause.
Rehema addresses the common misconceptions she faces in both her career in consulting, but also towards people who compete in pageants, and argues the point that women should have a place in STEM industries and that it’s important to see people who look like you.
Finally, she touches on her passion for women’s issues and how she thinks that men can get involved in the conversation.
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