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Islamic Speakers Bureau Recognizes "Dynamic" Female Leaders

Islamic Speakers Bureau Recognizes "Dynamic" Female Leaders

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The Islamic Speakers Bureau has marked Women’s History Month by releasing a special newsletter recognizing “dynamic” female Muslim leaders in Georgia.

“Every March, we look forward to honoring and celebrating the achievements of women throughout our nation's history,” the ISB said in a statement. “In this special newsletter, the ISB recognizes leading Muslim women in Georgia. These under 30 dynamic leaders are paving the way for the future.”

Among those recognized this year:

  • Zainab Alwan, an attorney who focuses on immigration law

  • Amena Yassin Abbas, a graduate student who teaches at Al Huda Islamic Center

  • Yasmin Amer, a journalist with CNN

  • Sadiya Dhanani, a senior at Georgia Tech who plans to attend medical school and focus on Muslim mental health

  • Tiffany Eberhard, an environmental activist

  • Aisha Yaqoob, a graduate student who volunteers with numerous Muslim organizations, including Islamic Relief USA, the ISB, and the Atlanta Young Muslim Professionals.

  • Safia Ansari, President of the Atlanta Muslim Young Professionals (AMYP)

  • Sarah Ayfer Ozturk, Turkish-American Muslim involved in the Islamic Society of Augusta

  • Bryonna Mathews, graduate of Emory University's nursing school

  • Yasmeen Sabir, offers more than a decade of social community development

  • Sameera Omar, active community builder on Georgia Tech's campus and involved in hosting and organizing multiple TED conferences and co-founded Startup Exchange

  • Reem Faruqi, author of children's books. Her first book titled "Lailah's Lunchbox" will be released in June 2015

  • Daarina Farooq Jannah, Atlanta based creative designer in the event design industry

Click here to view the first and second newsletters.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell is an attorney based in Atlanta who serves as News Editor of

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