Creative Career Tours
Celebrating Creativity: A Chat with Muslimah Makers
Join us as Muslim women creatives share their work and career experiences through their unique lens with students of the Muslim Women's Organization Leadership in Training program.
After registering, you will receive an email with a link to the Zoom webinar.
Hebah Abdelqader is a Palestinian-American lead UX/UI designer and mentor on a journey to discovering how people’s heritage, tradition and culture influences the way that they problem solve, applying her findings to UX design. She specializes in building complex web applications, native products and developing design systems. HebaH’s work primarily focuses on research, user interviewing, information architecture, usability testing, prototyping and design strategy. With a background in architecture, HebaH went from helping people navigate physical spaces, to helping them navigate digital ones. Get to know HebaH by connecting on social! @hebahbydesign / LinkedIn.
Nadia Janjua Nadia Janjua is an artist, architect, and art educator based in the Washington, D.C. area. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from George Washington University (Washington, D.C.) in 2000, and her Master of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, NJ) in 2005. Nadia's passion to beautify the world with her hands, combined with her fascination with design and technology led her to start an art and design-based business in 2011, called Nadia J Art. She has been exhibiting her work professionally throughout the United States and internationally over the past ten years, has had numerous works commissioned by private collectors and contributes her art annually to charity events. She recently began practicing full-time studio art again after teaching as a visual arts instructor at a private Islamic elementary school in Maryland for the past four years. Get to know Nadia by connecting on social! @nadiajart / LinkedIn.
Aya Khalil, M.Ed, is an author and freelance journalist. She holds a master’s degree in education with a focus in teaching English as a second language. She’s been featured in Teen Vogue, Yahoo! Book Riot and other publications. Her work has been published in The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Toledo Area Parent and many others. Her debut picture book The Arabic Quilt, illustrated by Anait Semirdzhyan, was published in February 2020 by Tilbury House and has won numerous awards. Her second picture book, The Night Before Eid, will be published in 2023 by Little, Brown. Besides writing and teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling and cycling, whether indoors or out. Get to know Aya by connecting on social! @ayakhalilauthor / LinkedIn.
Rasheedah Muhammad is a servant of Allah, a wife and a mother of 4 sons. Rasheedah is dedicated to making an impact in this world. With Allah’s help, Rasheedah inspires women from all walks of life through modest fashion, empowering our young women by teaching sewing, design, leadership and entrepreneurship. Get to know Rasheedah by connecting on social! @Hayafashions_ / LinkedIn.
Iman Zawahry is an American-Muslim writer, director and producer, focusing on comedy. She is one of the first American Muslim hijabi filmmakers in the nation and her films have been shown in over 100 venues worldwide. She’s the recipient of an Emmy Award for her work and a Lincoln Center Artist Academy and Princess Grace Foundation's Fellow. Currently a professor at the University of Florida, she co-founded and currently serves as director of the Islamic Scholarship Fund film grant, the first-ever American Muslim film grant. She recently completed her directorial debut with the feature film Americanish. Get to know Iman by connecting on social! @imanzawahry / @imankzfilm.
Creative Career Tours
We are a movement exposing young women to leadership roles in design.
AIGA Orlando’s Women Lead Initiative recognizes the disproportional lack of representation of women creatives in positions of leadership.
Creative Career Tours is a series allowing creative professionals from a variety of disciplines to present to schools, community groups and other education facilities. Presenters share their stories and work with students who are interested in careers in design. We actively encourage young women to pursue their creative interests and guide them to become leaders in their industries.
Learn more about AIGA's Woman Lead Initiative.