Famin Ahmed

Ms Famin Ahmed is the creative brain behind the feel-good fashion brand and social enterprise project, Famin Makes. She makes hats, scrunchies and masks, donating 100% of profits to Women’s Legal Service Queensland (WLSQ) which provides free legal advice to women facing domestic violence.

While working full-time and, at times, managing her own family’s domestic violence situation, Ms Ahmed has devoted weeknights and weekends to the project for 4 years, raising over $65,000 to date. Ms Ahmed has been recognised as an emerging leader in domestic violence prevention, is named on the Queensland Government’s Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll and is an official WLSQ ambassador.

As a full-time lawyer, Ms Ahmed works in the Pro Bono and Community Investment team at one of the country’s biggest law firms, MinterEllison, providing free advice to members of the community who otherwise might not get the representation they need or the justice they deserve.

Who are your heroes?

“Pretty much anyone, well-known or not, who has a passion for helping others is inspirational to me. I frequently listen to podcasts where people like this share their story, including their ‘how’ and ‘why’.”

If you could change one thing about the world for the next generation, what would it be?

“Ending violence in all forms against women.”


Distinguished Young Alumni Award
Distinguished Young Alumni Award for commitment to social justice and outstanding contributions to the prevention of domestic violence.


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Laws