Resham is a strategy consultant, working in the media, telecoms and broadcasting industries for clients such as Facebook, Reuters and the BBC.
Resham has been active in the Conservative Party for the past six years. She stood as a candidate in the 2015 General Election, and was the party’s youngest BME candidate (Dulwich & West Norwood) and the youngest mainstream candidate in London. She was a candidate for a target seat in the 2017 general election (Coventry North West), achieving the party’s highest voteshare since 1979.
Resham currently serves as the Head of Engagement for Women2Win (an organisation cofounded by the Prime Minister to get more women elected to Parliament), and speaks at Schools and Universities as part of her outreach role to try and encourage young people to get involved in politics and stand for parliament. She is a Policy Ambassador for the Conservative Policy Forum, reaching out to the BME community, the Conservative Party Chairman for the NW London Area and sits on the London Board. She is the founder of the Conservative Policy Network and of Politics4Schools.
Resham is the president of the Young Women’s India Association – a charity working to empower women and educate children in the UK and India. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University and has been recognised as one of 100 Global Emerging Catalysts by Rhize (funded by the Gates Foundation) for political work in trying to achieve a more representative Parliament. Resham has also been recognised as one of 100 most influential in UK-India relations by India Inc.
Resham has written for The Times, The Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed, and has made appearances on Channel 5 Live and the BBC and has been featured in The Financial Times.