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Confessions of Successful Asian Women is a platform for women to Connect, Share and Inspire through conversation. Join me every month as I interview successful Asian women who are climbing the ladder of success.

Confessions of Successful Asian Women is a platform for women to Connect, Share and Inspire through conversation. Join me every month as I interview successful Asian women who are climbing the ladder of success.
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Confessions of Successful Asian Women is a platform for women to Connect, Share and Inspire through conversation. Join me every month as I interview successful Asian women who are climbing the ladder of success.

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COSAW 029: How Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk built the fastest growing modest fashion brand

10/24/2017
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Melanie Elturk made the hijab (Muslim head scarf) mainstream through her modest fashion brand, Haute Hijab. She launched the company in 2010 and since then, it’s the fastest growing modest fashion line with close to 200K followers on Instagram and Snapchat. Haute Hijab has been featured in Elle, New York Times and the Today show.

Duration: 00:43:08


COSAW 028: How Zahra Billoo fights for the civil rights of American Muslims and the marginalized

9/6/2017
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Zahra Billoo is a civil rights attorney and the Executive Director of the San Francisco Bay Area office of the Council on American‐Islamic Relations (CAIR‐SFBA). Zahra is a leading voice on the civil rights of American Muslims. She led the fight against the Muslim ban and spoke at the Women's March.

Duration: 00:39:56


COSAW 027: How Sandhya Patel Became A Meteorologist For ABC7 News

8/7/2017
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Twenty four years ago, Sandhya Patel broke into one of the toughest industries as a minority woman. Sandhya Patel changed the face of meteorology as she broke barriers with hard work, perseverance and grit to be where she is today.

Duration: 00:42:10


COSAW 026: How Nafisa Bakkar of Amaliah Helps Muslim Women Look And Feel Good

7/5/2017
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Nafisa Bakkar and her sister, Selina, launched Amaliah from their mother's kitchen table in 2015 as an Instagram page to curate Muslim-friendly clothes from top brands. Since then, that page has grown into an online community of more than 250,000 Muslim women. Amaliah has been featured in Forbes, CNN and Wired.

Duration: 00:37:09


COSAW 025: How Dr. Sonia Patel Learned To Figure Herself Out Through Rap and Writing

6/1/2017
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Dr. Sonia Patel practices psychiatry in Honolulu and is the author of the critically acclaimed young adult novel, “Rani Patel in Full Effect”. She is especially passionate about helping teens work through the emotional trauma of sexual, physical, and mental abuse. Sonia loves to rap and write rhymes in her spare time.

Duration: 00:40:32


COSAW 024: How Saba Gul Empowers Global Women Through Connecting Their Stories to Products

5/2/2017
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Listen to Popinjay’s CEO Saba Gul, who started out from MIT in a career in engineering and is now making a global social impact through connecting indigenous craft to global markets, and to connect the makers of products to their consumers.

Duration: 00:39:01


COSAW 023: How Dr. Kimberly Chang Is Combatting Human Trafficking of Young Asian Girls

3/7/2017
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Dr. Kimberly Chang is an activist family doctor who has been leading the way for policy change to prevent human trafficking and provide better health care for young Asian girls who have been victims of sex trafficking. Based at Asian Health Services in Oakland, Dr. Chang is on the forefront of building the capacity of community health centers to care for patients who are at-risk or are being trafficked. She even co-founded HEAL Trafficking, an organization acronym that stands for “Health,...

Duration: 00:41:38


COSAW 022: How TechWomen Transformed Two Women’s Lives

1/26/2017
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Join me for this special episode of Confessions of Successful Asian Women. Mentoring is my confession for success. Hear directly from two global female leaders about their experience working in the US and discovering their leadership voice through the TechWomen program, an initiative of the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. TechWomen’s mission is to empower, connect, and support the next generation of women leaders in science, technology, engineering and...

Duration: 00:27:46


COSAW 021: How Dr. Shinkai Hakimi’s Life Plans Changed From A Planned Surfing Trip

1/10/2017
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A surfing trip that became a mission to help refugees in Lesvos, Greece, listen to the heartwarming story of Dr. Shinkai Hakimi. A firm believer in the power of education for all, Dr. Hakimi, a native of Afghanistan and a former refugee, grew up in a small farm town in Iowa and is now a leading pulmonologist in Northern California. She is a board of director of the non-profit, Sahar, which aims to get more girls in school in Afghanistan.

Duration: 00:56:36


COSAW020 Part 3: How Hosai Mojaddidi Learned to Become Vulnerable After A Life Changing Trip

12/22/2016
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Hosai Mojaddidi is the co-Founder of www.mentalhealth4muslims.com where she advocates for and writes about various mental health related topics tailored for Muslims. She has served the American-Muslim community for nearly 20 years as an activist, writer/editor, mediator, interfaith organizer, and public speaker, covering a variety of topics including women's issues, marriage/family, education, self development, interfaith bridge building, and spirituality.

Duration: 00:20:22


COSAW 020 Part 2: How Hosai Mojaddidi Explains the Significance of the Hijab in Islam and the Essence of Islam

12/22/2016
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Hosai Mojaddidi is the co-Founder of www.mentalhealth4muslims.com where she advocates for and writes about various mental health related topics tailored for Muslims. She has served the American-Muslim community for nearly 20 years as an activist, writer/editor, mediator, interfaith organizer, and public speaker, covering a variety of topics including women's issues, marriage/family, education, self development, interfaith bridge building, and spirituality.

Duration: 00:17:52


COSAW 020 Part 1: How Hosai Mojaddidi Became A Muslim Spiritual Advisor And Found Her Calling

12/22/2016
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Hosai Mojaddidi is the co-Founder of www.mentalhealth4muslims.com where she advocates for and writes about various mental health related topics tailored for Muslims. She has served the American-Muslim community for nearly 20 years as an activist, writer/editor, mediator, interfaith organizer, and public speaker, covering a variety of topics including women's issues, marriage/family, education, self development, interfaith bridge building, and spirituality.

Duration: 00:18:17


COSAW 020 Full Episode: How Hosai Mojaddidi Became A Muslim Spiritual Advisor To Her Community

12/22/2016
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Hosai Mojaddidi is the co-Founder of www.mentalhealth4muslims.com where she advocates for and writes about various mental health related topics tailored for Muslims. She has served the American-Muslim community for nearly 20 years as an activist, writer/editor, mediator, interfaith organizer, and public speaker, covering a variety of topics including women's issues, marriage/family, education, self development, interfaith bridge building, and spirituality.

Duration: 00:53:04


COSAW 019: How Farah Yasmeen Shaikh Builds Bridges And Performs Storytelling Through Dance

10/27/2016
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A rising name in the world of dance, known for her powerful and evocative storytelling, technical precision, delicacy, and grace, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh is breaking new ground, bringing a clairvoyant voice to the contemporary stage, whilst simultaneously maintaining the deep roots and traditional aspects of Kathak.

Duration: 00:46:48


COSAW 018: How Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla Made A Career Pivot and Made It Her Mission To Preserve Oral Histories

9/14/2016
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Dr. Guneeta Singh Bhalla is a physicist turned founder of the 1947 Partition Archive. After a 2008 visit to the oral testimony archives at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial she was inspired and began interviewing Partition witnesses in 2009. This led to the concept of crowd sourcing oral histories of Partition, there by engaging the public in recording the people's history of the world's largest mass human displacement. In 2011, The 1947 Partition Archive was born.

Duration: 00:33:00


COSAW 017: How Dr. Amita Roy Shah Is Empowering Parents To Invest In Their Children’s Cultural Wellbeing

8/21/2016
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Dr. Amita Roy Shah is an author, educator and thought leader. Amita made it her life’s mission to empower parents to invest in the cultural wellbeing of children so that they become connected to their identities and increase their curiosity for other cultures of the world. Amita published two children’s books, Lights, Camera, Diwali! and It’s Time For Holi!.

Duration: 00:36:32


COSAW 016: How Sheba Najmi Is Creating Social Impact Through Civic Technology

8/1/2016
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Sheba Najmi’s mission in life is to create social impact through technology and design in order to change the way people interact with their governments. Sheba is the Founder and Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a non-profit that is improving the lives of citizens through creating innovation in public services in Pakistan. Her mission is to give a voice to citizens. Sheba also pays a tribute to her friend, the late Sabeen Mahmud who was murdered in 2015.

Duration: 00:35:48


COSAW 016: How Sheba Najmi Is Creating Social Impact Through Civic Technology

7/20/2016
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Sheba Najmi’s mission in life is to create social impact through technology and design in order to change the way people interact with their governments. Sheba is the Founder and Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a non-profit that is improving the lives of citizens through creating innovation in public services in Pakistan. Her mission is to give a voice to citizens. Sheba also pays a tribute to her friend, the late Sabeen Mahmud who was murdered in 2015.

Duration: 00:36:00


COSAW 015: How Jane Bolander Is Running A Sports PR Firm And Battling Leukemia

6/30/2016
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Jane Bolander broker barriers as one of the first Asian women to enter the sports public relations industry when she founded her own firm, JSY Public Relations, in 2005. As CEO and Founder of JSY PR, Jane and her colleagues strive to gain the best national exposure for their clients, which include famous sports celebrities like Yao Ming. JSY PR also develops charitable foundations and initiatives. Jane’s world changed on December 26th, 2015. She was diagnosed with leukemia and needed a...

Duration: 00:32:30


COSAW 014: How Farheen Umar Is Creating Documentaries To Clear Misrepresentations and Show Reality

6/13/2016
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Farheen Umar is a documentary producer/director with works that have broadcast on PBS and international television. Farheen’s first documentary, “Women of Islam-Veiling and Seclusion” sets the record straight on Muslim women and the veil. Her second documentary, “Farah”, was filmed in the USA and Palestine over four years. Farheen has spoken at numerous forums in USA on the topic of independent filmmaking, women in filmmaking and misrepresentation of Islam and Middle East in USA.

Duration: 00:38:30

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