Karyne Tazi is a self-motivated and determined individual who thrives to assist others to create a positive change in their life. Born in Cameroon, West Africa, She is a master’s graduate and registered Social Worker. Her career started after her first degree in Sociology when she found a passion in working with vulnerable adults and children in her local community, often in very deprived areas.
Karyne is the Executive director and founding member of The Women & families resource centre (formerly, African Women of Substance), a registered charity based in Wolverhampton. Established in 2006, the charity aims to accelerate the empowerment and development of women so that they have a stronger voice within their communities to stamp out abuse, discrimination and violence by creating innovative solutions to the sufferings that women face.
It also facilitates the integration of women into the community whilst empowering them to identify their own needs, create their own solutions and make their own choices so that they have lasting improvements and better life chances. Karyne is very passionate about identifying and addressing the complex and changing needs of women and children in the UK and Africa.
She is the founder of the All Women Achiever’s Awards (AWAA). A platform for women from all walks of life, across ethnic groups and communities in the UK to be acknowledged; particularly those who have had to overcome adversities such as financial constraints, social disadvantages or skill gaps to become exemplary role models in their communities.
She has expertise working across different areas in the corporate, business and community world with a vision to impact and positively transform lives and communities through sensitisation, education and empowerment. She currently sits as a board member on the Wolverhampton Black Business Network, Different but Equal CIC, Community Advice and Support Services, Birmingham and The Cameroon People’s Development Movement, Wolverhampton.
She has also served as a board member of the international committee of The British Association of Social Workers.
Karyne is happily married and lives in the West Midlands with her three children. In her spare time, she sings at her local church choir, and writes motivational poems and short plays for women and children.