Board of Directors

Ada Tahir, MSc, CHRL

Ada Tahir, MSc, CHRL

BOARD CHAIR

Ada is an HR Professional with over a decade of experience working in Human Resources in various industries. Her strong belief in supporting women-led her to join ANNISAA. She believes in self-empowerment and education for females, by channelling the power of collaboration is how we’ll change the equation. Her motto is “It only takes one person to make a difference”. Apart from being a full-time professional, she’s a single mama of two who enjoys hiking, travelling and dreams of retiring somewhere warm.

Dania Tahir

Dania Tahir

SECRETARY

Dania is a student who has a passion for reading, writing and music. Throughout elementary school, she volunteered as a Kindergarten helper and reading buddy to younger students. Her passion to help others sparked her interest in ANNISAA. She is a vocal feminist who believes in equal access and opportunity for females. In her free time, she writes songs, creates Gacha videos and plays the guitar.

Karima Grishko-Rashid

Karima Grishko-Rashid

TREASURER/BOOKKEEPER
Mah Noor Khan

Mah Noor Khan

DIRECTOR

Mah Noor is a Seneca College graduate with a diploma in early childhood education and an honorary Bachelor's degree in the humanities. Although Mah Noor no longer belongs to her field, she has diverse experience working with children and families, as well as community initiatives and other nonprofit organizations.

Tanvir Janmohamed

Tanvir Janmohamed

DIRECTOR
Warda Abdulsamed

Warda Abdulsamed

DIRECTOR
Nada Aoudeh

Nada Aoudeh

DIRECTOR
Sana Abd Alsalam, Ph.D.

Sana Abd Alsalam, Ph.D.

DIRECTOR
Shahinaz Osman

Shahinaz Osman

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR

Leadership Team

Nadia Sayeh

Nadia Sayeh

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & FOUNDER

Nadia Sayeh is the Executive Director and Founder of ANNISAA. She is an advocator for Muslim women and girls' wellbeing, building self-confidence, integration and self-empowerment. Listening to Muslim women, she felt she had a greater purpose of improving Muslim women leaders' prospects. ANNISAA was created because she saw more potential in Muslim women around her that they saw in themselves. She believed that featuring Muslim female role models and Muslim women's success stories would inspire others and make a difference in the next generations' lives. She felt that we would see a ripple effect with more Muslim women in leadership roles by doing so. Nadia is continuously inspired by the younger generations and has a drive to lead young Muslim women to success and achieve generational wealth. When Nadia is not hard at work, you can find her continuing to nurture her passion for mentoring Muslim women and girls.

DIRECTOR, PHILANTHROPY & COMMUNICATION

DIRECTOR, PROGRAMS & SERVICES

DIRECTOR, PEOPLE & CULTURE