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Countering Everyday Extremism Against Women: The Other Pandemic

I was invited to give a keynote speech by Sisters of Islam, a civil society organisation with the aim to advocate the rights of women within the Islamic framework, for their Regional Youth Caucus Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in October 2019. The meeting was held as a lead up to the first Sisters in Islam international conference on” Islam Unsurrended: Women Against Extremism” which saw the launching of a key report on the perceptions of Muslim women and equality in Malaysia, funded by the European Union. The article below has been modified and updated from her speech. … Countering Everyday Extremism Against Women: The Other Pandemic

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Maintaining Boundaries as Women in Leadership: Oh it is so difficult to be a career woman!

As women, we are often told that we don’t say yes enough. The finding from an internal report by Hewlet Packard served to strengthen this point: “Men apply for a job when they are 60% qualified, and women only apply when they are sure they are 100% qualified. … Maintaining Boundaries as Women in Leadership: Oh it is so difficult to be a career woman!

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