Magazine article Islamic Horizons

MWA Celebrates Female Leadership

Magazine article Islamic Horizons

MWA Celebrates Female Leadership

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MORE THAN 600 WOMEN GATHERED FOR the Muslim Women's Alliance (MWA) annual "Celebration of the Muslim Woman" event in Oak Brook, 111., March 16. MWA is Chicago's largest and most active women's nonprofit organization in the Muslim community. Through monthly community service, philanthropy and personal development programming, MWA looks to empower women by giving them the tools to positively impact change.

MWA recognized three Chicago trailblazers with the "2014 Inspiring Muslim Woman" award for spearheading groundbreaking initiatives in their local communities: Gihad Ali's work in domestic violence prevention among youth, Laila El-Amin's years of service as an educator and mentoring the next generation of female leaders, and Dr. Shakeela Hassans decades of interfaith work.

Author of "Reclaim Your Heart" and motivational speaker Yasmin Mogahed was the keynote speaker. …

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