Unreasonable Fellows

Mursal Hedayat

Founder & CEO at Chatterbox

Mursal is an Unreasonable Fellow. Mursal was part of Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2024.
Mursal Hedayat MBE is the Founder and CEO of tech social enterprise start-up Chatterbox, an online language school that trains and employs refugees as teachers, enabling people to take advantage of the language skills of asylum seekers. The refugee teachers have higher education and were often qualified professionals in their countries of origin. Chatterbox works with corporate clients and has gained support from British and Silicon Valley investors. In 2018, Chatterbox won a ‘Next Billion’ Edtech Prize for high-impact innovative technology. She lives in the UK, having taken refuge from Afghanistan and studied at the University of Leeds. Mursal was awarded the Barclays Woman in the Community Award 2021, is a Forbes “30 under 30” and was awarded an MBE in 2021 for services to social enterprise, technology, and the economy.