Our 5-month “Mentorship Program” matches rising star young Muslim women and girls with mentors from diverse backgrounds.

Our five-month Mentorship Program matches rising star young Muslim women and girls with women mentors from diverse industries from the business community to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and propel career advancement.

With each cohort, we are building a supportive community of professional Muslim women from diverse industries and backgrounds who want to support each other in their leadership journey. Be part of an amazing program creating positive change in the leadership and career development of Muslim women!

All applicants are matched 1-1 based on the field of interest and experience. Mentees and Mentors commit to meeting together monthly for the scheduled group learning sessions as well as meeting with the Mentor. You should also be available to meet on your own each month in person or via call.

Program Highlights:

  • 5 Month Program
  • Virtual based mentorship
  • Professional development sessions
  • One-to-one mentorship matching based on mentee and mentor fields of interests
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Mentor and mentees might not be in the same location as the program is virtual
  • Networking with an amazing group of professional Muslim women from diverse industries
  • Launch and graduation celebrations

Application Deadline: September 15, 2021
Program Start Date: October 1, 2021

​​MENTORS are typically 35+, have reached certain echelons of success, and want to give back and support a young leader with her leadership journey. All mentors are interviewed.

Once you apply/ register we will:

  • send you the link to the online application form (if you have not already completed it)
  • arrange a telephone call or Zoom call to interview you
  • share Mentor profile with you


“Being a mentor has been a very meaningful experience for me. It has made me realize how important it is for young Muslim women to have a female role model in their life. It has especially made me appreciate the mentoring I myself have received over the years.”

“Being a part of the ANNISAA mentorship program has helped me to develop and hone leadership and life skills that I can now use in the workplace as well as in my community.”

“Things have been great ever since (I participated in ANNISAA’s Mentorship Program) and my career only keeps moving forward. The inspiration provided by ANNISAA’s mentoring program keeps me moving and, looking back, applying for the program was the best decision I’ve made while settling in Canada.”

“I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the ANNISAA Program for the amazing opportunity to grow, and to my Mentor, who has opened my eyes to a new way of being on this transformational journey.”

“It has meant having a “big sister” in the professional world to call when we’re confused! It’s been great to have a mentor who provides guidance, laughter and support.”

“It’s a very good match. I’ve left the initiating to her. She is vision packed. We’re now working on her confidence and I’m sure she’ll accomplish that. I think it’s important to have a mentor who is there to help you with your confidence.”

“It’s hard to find someone who wants to see you succeed, and my mentor helps me find the answers I seek.”

Questions? Email: mentorship@annisaa.org or call: 416-646-0435.