Keynote Speaker: Yasmin Mogahed
“The Power Within: Spiritual self-care for women”
Yasmin Mogahed received her B.S. Degree in Psychology and her Masters in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.Currently she’s an international speaker and author, and focuses most of her work on spiritual and personal development. Yasmin's acclaimed book, Reclaim Your Heart, is available worldwide. Visit her website, yasminmogahed.com, where you can find a collection of her articles, poetry, and lectures.
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Performances by Iman Farrar
With over 20 million views on YouTube, Iman is a singer songwriter of English and Malay descent. Her early exposure to different languages and traditions encouraged her to explore her creativity and talents in singing and performing in Malay, English and Arabic. As a guest performer at the annual Sydney Multicultural Mawlid Concert since 2010, and through her online platform, Iman continues to captivate the hearts of her audience with beautifully crafted lyrics combined with a distinctive and soothing voice.
Iman is an artist ready to inspire a generation of young girls through her music, interest in current affairs and social justice advocacy.
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“I am From” and the Art of Being Your
Authentic Self in the Workplace
We all bring various life experiences and perspectives to the workplace, but how often do those perspectives go completely unnoticed, undiscovered, and untapped by your colleagues? This workshop explores how you can show up to work and be your authentic self every day. We’ll dive into self-exploration and non-negotiation on being the strong, Muslim woman you are. Leverage the power of knowing yourself and use it to empower those around you. It certainly isn’t a science—but an art.
Advocacy and Intervention
America is changing. As Muslim women of all races and backgrounds, we are faced with a special challenge: rising up against hate. This means both within in outside of our communities. This workshop is for Muslim women who want to advocate for themselves and build power against oppression, just as the Qur'an teaches us to. We will also learn how to intervene in situations of injustice using bystander intervention techniques.
IMPROVe your Communication Skills,
IMPROVe your life!
Mona Minkara, PhD
Turn your expectations on their heads and leave stage fright in the dust. Mona Minkara—your trusty commander in comedy—has been improvising life since day one. Mona is a master knitter, avid finger-drummer, and blind computational chemist. She will teach you the basics of improv and lead you in hands-on workshops and activities. Whether you want to perform improv or are interested in honing your personal and professional communication skills, this is the opportunity for you! You’ll be sure to make new connections in your brain and with your peers.
Race in America: Dismantling White Supremacy
This workshop provides an overview of the ways the system of race has been constructed throughout history as a tool of oppression. We will explore the evolution and impact of racism in America through an examination of significant social and historical events from the creation of "whiteness" to the inception and impact of the war on drugs and modern day mass incarceration. Most importantly, we will discuss effective strategies for working together to dismantle systems of white supremacy.
Wondering how to develop yourself and navigate your career? Sarah Ailabouni, Manager of Partner Experience with Best Buy, will provide you recruiting and resume tips and tricks. Sarah will be discussing how you can land a meaningful job, how to present yourself, as well as how to research different companies, search for openings, set up search agents, tips for networking, what to do before you apply, and so much more. Come prepared to talk about what your professional aspirations are, how to proactively market yourself as well as build your network. Please come, learn, and take notes! You don’t want to miss this.
Unlock Your Potential: Harnessing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Dr. Layla Asamarai
It is now believed that a person’s emotional intelligence quotient (EQ) may be more important than their IQ and that EQ is a better indicator of success, positive relationships and happiness. In this interactive psychologist led workshop you will learn about what EQ is and also have an opportunity to survey your own EQ as well as learn what you can do to improve your EQ and unlock your potential.