In celebration of Women’s History Month, Walker’s Legacy is pleased to present this month’s #BEENBOSS video profile series on lessons on mentorship. Our exclusive interviews feature leading women as they discuss their professional journeys, the impact mentorship has had on their success, and why access to mentorship is particularly important for professional women.
This interview features Zainab Chaudry a spokeswoman and Maryland liaison for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights, and advocacy organization. Zainab discusses how she benefited from surrounding herself with like-minded and positive people.
“One thing that I have personally benefited from would be surrounding myself with people who believe in me and uplift me even when I don’t necessarily believe in myself” Zainab Chaudry, Maryland Liaison, Council on American-Islamic Relations
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About the Speaker
Zainab Chaudry is Spokeswoman and Maryland liaison for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization. She is on the Advisory Board of the Interfaith Action for Human Rights, and serves as it’s liaison to Shoulder-to-Shoulder – an interfaith campaign founded to counter anti-Muslim bigotry in America. Zainab is the first known Muslim to be appointed to the Maryland State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights – an independent, bipartisan agency established by Congress in 1957 that is charged with advising the President and Congress on civil rights matters. She is a Fellow of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute and graduated from the Maryland Public Policy Conflict Resolution Fellows Program at the University Of Maryland Carey School Of Law. She serves on the Board of Tarbiyah Academy, a Muslim leadership school that is the first International Baccalaureate Islamic primary school in the Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia region. She is a former Task Force member of the Bilal Initiative, which was launched to expand conversations within American Muslim communities on building a multiracial, multigenerational, and women-friendly society.
Zainab is a member of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, a Jewish-Muslim interfaith dialogue group for women, and has been recognized by the Governor of Maryland for organizing the state’s first Muslim Youth Leadership Symposium.
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