24 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

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

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!

    Episode 24: Covid Comeback; The pandemic, struggle for racial equality and the 2020 Election

    Episode 24: Covid Comeback; The pandemic, struggle for racial equality and the 2020 Election

    Welcome back! The ladies of The Professional Muslim Women podcast sit down and catch up on all that 2020 has dropped into their lives. As front line healthcare workers in the pandemic, their personal lives have been deeply affected and they discuss what they have been up to in the intervening months.
    They also discuss the protests for racial justice and the ongoing struggle for racial equality, particularly through the lens of the healthcare system. They discuss the impact Covid19 has had bringing into stark relief the racial disparity in health outcomes.  .
    They give their take on the upcoming Election and discuss how voting is a powerful tool for progressive change.  We are not powerless and they offer some ideas on how to use our power to improve our lives and our communities. 
    For details on how and where to vote go to https://iwillvote.com/

    • 35 min
    Finance is a Mindset Game: How to Build Wealth and Improve your Financial Wellbeing with Saima Ali

    Finance is a Mindset Game: How to Build Wealth and Improve your Financial Wellbeing with Saima Ali

    Building wealth is not as hard as you think. The secrets have been out years ago. We just have to remind ourselves again and again and make a conscious effort to follow it.
    What comes to mind when you hear terms like the stock market, bonds, investment, and other financial jargon? It sounds intimidating and scary, right? And you feel like you’ll just lose money if you invest it, so you never really bothered. But it doesn’t have to be.
    After listening to this episode, you’ll learn useful financial information to get you moving towards building wealth! 
    Our guest is Saima Ali, a neurologist who has a  deep passion for finance and teaching others the financial skills they needed to improve their financial wellbeing. She shares important resources to manage your debt and make saving money easier. 
    Saima talks about the difference between halal and haram investments, and things you need to know about life insurance. She also speaks about what it means to live below your means and pay your future self first and how to set your mindset for financial success. 
    Her goals are to have every woman retire as a millionaire. She created a free introduction to the stock market training, which can be accessed below.
     
    In this Episode, We Talk About:
    The story behind Saima’s finance projects Resources to improve your financial wellbeing Managing debt wisely Building your credit score What it means to live below your means Why finance is a mindset game Instant pleasure vs. delayed gratification How to make saving money easier The FIRE movement How to ensure your assets What you need to know about life insurance Halal vs. Haram investments  
    Where to reach Saima Ali
    Instagram @wealthymuslimwomen Facebook @WealthyMuslimWomen Wealthy Muslim Women - website Wealthy Muslim Women Podcast                     
    Resources:
    The Stock Market: mini-training  
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    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!

    • 45 min
    The Journey from Employee to Entrepreneur with Samira Ali

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

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

    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?
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    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
    Making Your Mark with Dr. Samira Hassan

    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?
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    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

NmRk23 ,

Full of wisdom, knowledge and practical experience

I am so so happy I found this podcast, it has been a gamechanger for me Alhamdulilah to be able to relate to what these women have been through and still thrive. They share the complexity of culture, navigating staying true to faith and being successful. Keep up the amazing work and thank you for sharing muslim women businesses!!

EdilAjaaye ,

Very useful podcast

I want to say thank you, this is something we needed in our community. I am proud of you. Greetings all the way from Somalia Garowe. Kudos.

niciimo ,

Got me Hooked!!!

This podcast is a weekend ritual in my house ❤️

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