22 episodes

In this podcast, working Muslim women share their stories, struggles, triumphs and lessons learned along the way in pursuit of their careers and family life. Our vision is to continue to foster and celebrate Professional Muslim Women in their respective fields. We strive to hear stories and connect the many Muslim women who have succeeded professionally and have challenged the status quo of what it means to be a Muslim woman in their workplace. Get ready to be inspired, empowered and break stereotypes!

Professional Muslim Women Qaali Hussein, MD, Hani Ahmed, MD

    • Self Help

In this podcast, working Muslim women share their stories, struggles, triumphs and lessons learned along the way in pursuit of their careers and family life. Our vision is to continue to foster and celebrate Professional Muslim Women in their respective fields. We strive to hear stories and connect the many Muslim women who have succeeded professionally and have challenged the status quo of what it means to be a Muslim woman in their workplace. Get ready to be inspired, empowered and break stereotypes!

    Ep 21: The Journey from Employee to Entrepreneur with Samira Ali

    Ep 21: The Journey from Employee to Entrepreneur with Samira Ali

    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 results are going to be gratifying!  Join us in this episode as Samira Ali shares her inspiring journey of entrepreneurship and how she left her secured employee position to start her own company. She shares her experience being in the field of HR and how it is like to do volunteer work for a charitable organization. We also touch the topic of self-worth and how you can stand up for yourself. Find out what compelled Samira to leave her secured work and follow the risky path of being an entrepreneur.  
    In this Episode, We Talk About: How Samira got into the field of HR Volunteering for a charitable organization Samira’s journey to entrepreneurship What the star method all about Self-worth  
    Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!

    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!
     

    • 48 min
    Ep 20: Faith, Science, and Islam with Marium Husain MD, MPH

    Ep 20: Faith, Science, and Islam with Marium Husain MD, MPH

    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 and science in Islam with Oncology Hospitalist Marium Husain! She is a hematology-oncology at The Ohio State University. She actively works on community service projects and has volunteered with the WHO on nutrition-related projects.

    Religion is the opposite of scientific principles, but Marium will educate us about the impact of Islam and the contributions of Muslim scientists to medicine and science in general.

    Marium also talks about the importance of finding your talents and pursuing a career that you love to enjoy life and fulfill your purpose!
    In this Episode, We Talk About: What led Marium to the field of hematology-oncology Marium’s experience working in international medicine and abroad Sustainability, science, and faith The role of Islam in relationship to Medicine and Science Finding your talents and pursuing a career that you love  
    Where to reach Marium Husain
    Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube  
    Resources:
    IMANA Science Jummah  
    Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!
    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women  to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!

    • 30 min
    Ep 19: Small Actions Lead to Greater Things with Deqa Gelle

    Ep 19: Small Actions Lead to Greater Things with Deqa Gelle

    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 run unless you learn how to walk.

    In this episode, we explore Deqa’s journey in finding her path and how she started One Stone HR.

    Deqa is an experienced Recruitment Manager with 10 years of experience in the recruitment industry. She helped build successful and harmonious teams for corporate organizations and she currently helps individuals and corporations in cultivating their brand. She talks about how taking action - big or small helps her show up every day for herself and others.

    Find out how Deqa overcame her adversaries and what motivates her to push through and take continuous action.
    In this Episode, We Talk About: Deqa’s journey to HR Recruitment What drives Deqa to keep pushing on Making the leap and getting over self-doubt The stigma around divorce Action, action, action Where to reach Deqa Gelle
    Instagram Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Deqa Gelle YouTube Channel One Stone HR Website Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!

    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women  to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!

    • 28 min
    Ep 18: Making Your Mark with Dr. Samira Hassan

    Ep 18: Making Your Mark with Dr. Samira Hassan

    “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 episode, we explore Dr. Hassan’s journey of finding her self through the culture shock of being transplanted in the Somali community as a teenager, her meandering path to solidifying her interest in medicine including turning down an offer of admission to medical school, and dealing with the agony of rejection after re-application and how she learned the importance of seeking feedback in the face of it. She also shares her passion for community outreach in addressing health awareness and literacy including mental health awareness as well as creating career fairs for the youth. She has certainly made a mark and has influenced Somali youth globally with the spread of her Careers Fair platform on a global scale. 
     
    In this Episode, We Talk About:
    Dr. Samira’s journey to medicine The value of listening to your inner voice  The value of finding yourself and what your true passion really is Community outreach Hidden blessings  
    Where to reach Dr. Samira Hassan
    Twitter LinkedIn  
    Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!
    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women  to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!

    • 41 min
    Ep 17: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding in the Workplace

    Ep 17: Pregnancy and Breastfeeding in the Workplace

    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 about women, being an ideal worker or a perfect mom. The article was demeaning as it deems that women have to choose between motherhood and career if they want to excel and meet society’s high standards.

    Join us in this episode as we break that narrative that society continues to throw at us. We will also tackle the issue of pregnancy and breastfeeding in the workplace as well as debate on why the article written by Harvard is wrong in many ways.
     
    In this Episode, We Talk About:
    Pregnancy and breastfeeding in the workplace Why there is nobody who’s an ideal worker and a perfect parent Filtering out people who aren’t good candidates for you to work for or work with How to advocate for yourself  
    Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!
    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women  to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!
     
    Resources:
    Ideal Worker of Perfect Mom? From Harvard Business Review

    • 32 min
    Ep 16: Mental Health Counseling: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma & Postpartum Depression with Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf

    Ep 16: Mental Health Counseling: Dealing with Vicarious Trauma & Postpartum Depression with Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf

    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 work is mainly centered on exploring the experience of American Muslims and South Asian Americans.  In this conversation, Dr. Anjabeen explains what vicarious trauma is all about and how one can heal from traumatic experiences. She also shares some of her findings on vicarious trauma from her research study. Moreover, we also tackle the issue of postpartum depression and what you can do about it.    Talking about your struggles is another way to heal, and so Dr. Anjabeen elaborates on the importance of honoring your mental, reaching out for help, and the role of a community in helping others heal. She offers tools you can apply to yourself and your community to cope with stress, depression, and trauma. Lastly, we talk about boundaries, how to set up healthy boundaries in the workplace and Dr. Anjabeen’s social justice work as part of the hate crime law implementation committee in Oregon. In this Episode, We Talk About: What is ‘vicarious trauma’? What Dr. Anjabeens research study reveals about vicarious trauma Honoring your mental health Healing through community Coping with your stress and trauma through ‘grounding’ What to do when you have symptoms of postpartum depression Boundary work and why it matters Setting boundaries in the workplace Dr. Anjabeen’s social justice work on the hate crime law implementation committee in Oregon Dr. Anjabeen’s advice to young Muslim women who are thinking of a career in counseling, psychotherapy, mental health, and psychology Where to reach Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf:
    Facebook Twitter Instagram  
    Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf Bio:
     
    Dr. Anjabeen Ashraf holds a doctorate in Counselor Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. Her work has focused on vicarious trauma in American Muslims, mental health counseling, and anti-oppression work.
    She has presented on a number of topics including working with Muslim clients, social justice issues, mental health issues, and courtship/marriage.
    Dr. Ashraf is currently serving on the Hate Crime law implementation committee in Oregon. This groundbreaking legislation passed in Oregon in 2019 and amends the criminality of hate crimes and expands the state’s tracking of hate crimes and hate incidents. Dr. Ashraf’s work on the steering committee focuses on trauma-informed practices and support for survivors of hate crimes.
    Dr. Ashraf firmly believes in the power of counseling and personal growth work. Her online presence is focused on destigmatizing mental health and wellness in South Asian and Muslim communities. Engaging with the public outside the siloes of academia is important in Dr. Ashraf’s anti-oppression framework.
     
    Want to hear more stories from amazing Muslim Women?
     
    Please subscribe on Apple Podcast, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast platform. Get notified so you never miss out!
     
    Let us know what you think and what part of the podcast conversation you enjoyed the most by leaving us a review and rating here! And don’t forget to join us on our Facebook group Professional Muslim Women  to continue the conversation and connect with a community of Muslim women like you!
     
    Resources:
    Revolution Counseling, LLC

    • 36 min

Top Podcasts In Self Help

Listeners Also Subscribed To