• THE CONFIDENCE GAP — 3 TOOLS TO LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD

    As an advocate for young, career-seeking women, Nadia Sayeh, Founder at ANNISAA Organization of Canada, a unique opportunity for Muslim women of all ages to candidly discuss leadership and empowerment in a setting while creating space for females to build confidence by supporting and encouraging one another. By Nadia Sayeh Today, women make up almost […]

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  • SIX WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WORKPLACE CULTURE TODAY

    In the age of Lean In and #MeToo, office relationships and workplace culture are shifting drastically, often in ways that can affect employees quite negatively. The recent explosion of #MeToo stories and the Lean In movement have surfaced lots of hard questions about equality in the workplace, inclusive office culture, and employee satisfaction. As someone […]

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  • HOW TO CREATE A CULTURE OF INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

    ~ Nadia Sayeh Innovation is the lifeblood of any organization that aims to create new and distinct value. It is not the job of a few inspired people; it takes an entire enterprise to create and deliver new value. To build a sustainable enterprise-wide capacity to innovate, it’s critical to create a winning culture that […]

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  • WHAT I LEARNED LISTENING TO WOMEN

    ~ Nadia Sayeh I have met and been working with hundreds of professional Muslim women in both personal relationships as well as group settings for workshops and presentations. The information that Muslim women share with me is invaluable. It helps me to recognize their ongoing challenges and design programs to assist them to realize their […]

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  • HOW DO YOU FIND A MENTOR?

    I was at an event recently for Muslim Women in Leadership and was really struck by something that happened.  We had just heard an engaging presentation on personal branding and how to get ahead in business.  The room was packed with acutely ambitious and well-heeled Muslim women poised in their career and ready for take-off.  […]

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  • CONFIDENCE – IT’S YOUR BEST ASSET

    ~ Nadia Sayeh Over the last seven years, I’ve noticed that even the most accomplished professionals will suffer a crisis of confidence — and that crisis often hits when the stakes are the highest. For example, I recently met with someone who was preparing for a second interview with a company. Although she’d made it […]

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  • WHAT ARE THE THREE PROVEN INGREDIENTS FOR SUCCESS?

    “The results we achieve in life are governed by the image we hold of ourselves in our subconscious mind” – Maxwell Maltz Have you ever wondered why one person is more successful than someone else? Is there a superior amount of skill and knowledge which bestows the magic touch that creates a situation where one […]

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  • 4 WAYS YOUNG WOMEN CAN PREPARE FOR CAREER SUCCESS

    Why wait until you land your first job to start preparing for success? Our ANNISAA co-op student, Huda Adam is still in high school, however, she’s already begun the work to ensure she’s well-equipped to start her future career on the right foot. Here are her tips — learned through personal experience — to prepare […]

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  • WHY WOMEN DON’T NEGOTIATE THEIR SALARIES

    Most of us would agree that negotiation is an important part of any contractual agreement, however, over half of us don’t do it. According to a survey by salary.com, 46% of men negotiate their salaries and only 39% of women. Those who don’t negotiate may not feel the apprehension of negotiation, but is the level […]

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  • GET NOTICED, GET HIRED, AND GET ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TOO

    By Erica Dhawan via FORBESWOMAN 8/07/2012 When I was 20 years old, I went to work at Citi for a summer internship. I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing, but I went to the office every day and worked on a basic scenario analysis project. I knew I could spend my summer half-assing my work or really, actually […]

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