Date: Saturday 21st July 2018 Time: 2.45-5.15pm Location: Farringdon Whether you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, home-schooler, employee, or a sister… Read more The Elevator Pitch
On Saturday June 30th, we were in Shephard’s Bush to celebrate #Eid as a #network of #professionalmuslimwomen with a #onedishparty.… Read more Pass the Mic Sis Eid Party 2018
It was good to reflect on the the journey of Pass the Mic Sis to see what was achieved within a short amount of time, with limited professional connections and resources. It just goes to prove that if one has the will to do something anything is possible.
It was amazing having these two role models showcased during the session and a sense of female empowerment was felt in this group. The discussions that followed naturally were invigorating and showed how wonderful an opportunity it is for Muslim women to gather and discuss relevant topics, opportunities, and challenges we face.
The discussion focused on setting goals that were more useful to our personal or professional aspirations by breaking them down into manageable chunks and using the SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time) method as a tool.
This successful session focused on the challenges faced by Muslim women when it comes to networking at respective industry gatherings. From social customs to male dominated industries, most sisters in attendance agreed that as Muslim women the challenges we face are three-fold; firstly as women, secondly our diverse cultural backgrounds, and thirdly our Muslim identity.
The session highlighted how much of a taboo mental health is within the Muslim community and society at large. To the extent that most affected will not reveal their condition to employers and recruiters for fear of losing their livelihoods and/or not being selected for potential opportunities.
This session was packed with lots of information for sisters to take away. We looked at the concept of social media from its root within the marketing strategy of the business plan, the various platforms available for use within a professional context, finding out who the target market is and catering the content posted to their interests and needs, whilst maintaining the integrity and ethos of one’s own business/individual goals.
The ladies who attended valued the presentation of female Muslim role models and it evoked a great discussion on the experiences of sisters in the workplace based on their Muslim identities. The session felt important and the networking group valued for bringing together Muslim women to provide support and network within a comfortable group of sisters who genuinely understood.
The intimate nature of the group size enabled the session to turn into a focus group to identify potential topics to discuss at future events, the most appropriate time (i.e. after lunch to avoid rumbling stomachs!) and the format.