• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • HOW TO FIND ROLE MODELS

    In the quest for gender parity, it’s crucial that we as Muslim women consider the ways we can truly help, rather than compete with, one another. I believe that one of the key ways to do this is to seek out inspiring role models, Muslim women who have “been there

  • HOW FEMALE CEOS’ ARE FINDING THEMSELVES ON THE EDGE OF A CLIFF

    Have you heard of the ‘glass cliff?’ Have you ever experienced it? Have you ever fallen off it? Yesterday, Freakonomics Radio, the podcast spin-off of the eponymous, best-selling book, continued their series called “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s” by examining the evidence for the glass cliff phenomenon, the ramifications of it,