Broadcast Multi-Hyphen / CEO of Everything.
Zara Janjua wasn’t just a square peg trying to fit into a round hole, she was a rhombicosidodecahedron – that’s a very complex geometrical shape don’t you know. After seeing the pointy finger of firing a shocking 21 times, she decided to go it alone. Now an award winning multi-hyphenate she has developed 25 income streams, segwaying a range of industries in diverse and exciting roles from journalism, TV production, filmmaking, presenting, stand-up comedy, writing and delivering media training to companies like Dyson to sitting on the Equality Council for NatWest.
Zara has worked for BAFTA, NTA and RTS award-winning shows like This Morning on ITV and won a coveted spot in the BBC Comedy Writersroom, before being launched as a comedy writer at BAFTA. She writes for the Guardian and has a weekly column in The Sun newspaper. She is a regular contributor to BBC and ITV programs where she offers commentary and opinion.
Every year she undertakes a philanthropic filming project, dedicating her skills and time to causes that align with her values. From an award-winning documentary in Nepal about marginalised and disabled women to her most recent adventure, filmmaking on a 7 day trek to conquer the highest freestanding mountain in the world – Kilimanjaro.