International Women’s Day Newsletter Review
by Sabah Sufi on May 9th 2017
Moved by the welcoming and warm acknowledgement we received from the National and local speakers at our MWM International Women’s Day Celebration, here is an independant review of the first event from Areej Rehan, a sister who watched the events videos and gave her review.
“I decided to write in detail a review of the events. It will not only serve as a reminder to what MWM has achieved but it will also help you all relate with the enthusiasm and inspiration that all the speakers shared.
You will find here, a short summary of each speaker presentation, review of stalls and muslims women in history exhibition review; photographs of the event; concluded with audience response and discussions.”
Day 1, Saturday, 4th March 2017, 2 30- 5 PM
Day 2, Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 6 30 – 8 30 PM
Event Team-Saturday, 4th March 2017
From Left to Right: Dr. Raisha Nurani, Host & Facilitator; Dr. Hina Qureshi, Exhibition Showcasing; Saira Mirza, Secretary MWM; Dr. Sanam Malik, Stalls Coordinator; Sabah Sufi, Project Coordinator; Dr. Emma Wiley, Creative Lead; Seema Rasul, Technical Support.
Speakers & Contributors for Saturday 4th March #Be Bold
Nuzhat Ali, Opening message as Chair of Muslim Women of Merton- Video
Rommana binte Abu Bakr, Lawyer and CEO and Founder Haute Elan
Myriam Francois Cerrah, Journalist & Broadcaster, video message
Haleema Abu Bakr, TV Presenter & Makeup Artist
Kate Hepburn, Healthy Muslimah – video message
Anjum Qazi, Deputy Head Al Muntada Islamic School
Zohra Kahku, CEO & Founder Halal Gems, video message
Hafsah Adam, Businesswomen and Life Coach, Local Merton Resident
Nafeesa Bakkar, Co Founder, Amaliah
Shelina Janmohamed, Journalist, Author and CEO Ogilvy, video message
Hajra Memon, CEO Shade 7 Publishing – slideshow
Dr. Siyana Shaffi, General Practitioner (GP) and Humanitarian -presentation