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Professional Muslim Women

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Welcome back! The ladies of The Professional Muslim Women podcast sit down and catch up on all that 2020 has dropped into their lives. As front line healthcare workers in the pandemic, their personal lives have been deeply affected and they dis
Building wealth is not as hard as you think. The secrets have been out years ago. We just have to remind ourselves again and again and make a conscious effort to follow it. What comes to mind when you hear terms like the stock market, bonds, in
Quitting your job to start your own business is probably one of the riskiest paths you’d ever take. It’s full of uncertainties. What if you fail? You will surely scratch your knees along the way but once you get past the trying times, the resul
Science and faith are often in conflict but our guest for today has integrated both science and faith into her own life that created the synergy to accomplish her aspirations. Join us in this episode as we discuss the rich tradition of faith an
Know that you will fail. Know that you will scrape your knees but you will be okay and you’ll be so much stronger. ⁠— Deqa Gelle To get to where you need to be, you must take the initiative and take action to get there. You won’t learn how to
“Make your mark and don’t be afraid.”  -Dr. Samira Hassan   Dr. Hassan, General Practitioner, Family Medicine Specialist and vice president of the British Somali Medical Association shares with us her unconventional path to medicine.  On this e
It’s never easy being a mom and having a full-time job. Balancing work and home is always a very challenging feat but is it really impossible to become successful at both? Recently, the Harvard Business Review published an article that talks a
Join us in this episode as we sit with Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf to talk about trauma, depression, mental health, and social justice activism.  Dr. Anjabeen is a mental health expert, speaker, researcher, educator, and social justice activist. Her wo
"For the little girl that didn't know a word of English or French, then to graduate in University with both official languages, I felt victorious."  -Rahma Mohamed  Literature has always been a passion of Rahma's.  Having to forego pursuing her
As a Muslim, how should we approach parenting? Raising a child is no walk in the park. It’s confusing and daunting, especially that as a parent you’re expected to do a perfect job. But it is also rewarding at the same time, especially when your
Choosing a career is hard enough. Having a mentor to guide and help you with your chosen career makes all the difference and keeps you right on track. Today, our guest is Dr. Uzma Syed who is a true Muslimah trailblazer.  She is the President o
Beauty comes in all colors. But sadly, skin color (colorism) features in defining standards of beauty due to the historical context of colonialism in large parts of the world. Our next guest, Amira Adawe, MPH was the researcher who discovered t
This week, we're doing things a little differently! We will be talking about one of the most frequently requested topics of discussion: Time management. We will be tackling this subject in an interactive way with our first ever Facebook live ev
When you look up Muslim women online, the search results you’ll mostly see are negative. It’s constantly about how oppressed we are or how we’ve been attacked.  How do we change this negative narrative that is surrounding our community? How can
Figuring out what brings joy and fulfillment in one's life is a struggle many are faced with today. With societal pressure, it's easy to go down a path you never really intended. Listening to that tiny voice inside you that's telling you to cha
Let’s be honest, achieving work-life balance is hard! There are times you’re more active and present at work than you are in your personal life. And sometimes, it can burn us out. That’s why it’s really important to have a good work-life balanc
Do you have a goal that you’ve been wanting to achieve but it’s still not crossed out on your list? You know how to get it but somehow you lack the motivation to move forward and accomplish it. Most people make excuses on why they're not doing
Go straight to the heart of danger, for there you will find safety. ~ Chinese Proverb   Explicit bias continues to be a huge issue that needs to be addressed head-on. We think we’ve dealt with it but the sad truth is, it’s still a daily encount
Professional career advancement for women, especially women of color, can be slowed by many factors.  Whether it is the responsibility of parenthood, cultural barriers, or overt discrimination, our guest today, Sahra Noor, has not only overcome
The hijab is a veil worn by Muslim women in public to cover their head down to their chest as a form of modesty and religious code. But nowadays, wearing a hijab has more connotations than simply religious observance.  This topic has always bee
As underrepresented minorities in many fields, Muslim women find it difficult to maintain their authenticity and are expected to fit into a system. In this episode, Dr. Nusheen Ameenuddin, a Pediatrician at Mayo Clinic joins us to share her sto
While many find inspiration in seeing successful people they can identify with, the majority of people want to know the nuances of how to get through the various social and workplace obstacles we face. The most common feedback from our podcast
Choosing a career path can be a difficult process to work through, especially when you don’t know exactly what you want to do. A lot of people stress out over the fact that they don’t have a straight path; which is a huge expectation society pl
Welcome to the very first episode of the Professional Muslim Women Podcast! There are many professional Muslim women role models to look up to but they’re not visible. The stories and achievements of Muslim women are traditionally not highlight
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