Shazia Parveen is a RCN (Royal College of Nursing) Officer for the East Midlands and has been a mentor with MWC since January 2021. She has previously held roles as a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian, Ward Sister and Nurse in the NHS. Throughout her career, Shazia has stood for justice, using her voice and … Continue reading Ramadan Routine with Shazia Parveen
Jennifer Ogunyemi is the founder of the award winning Sisters in Business, the largest community of Muslim businesswomen in Europe. Jennifer is an inspiring speaker, published author and business and confidence coach. She has been a mentor with MWC since January 2021. As with every year I look around me and see so many getting … Continue reading Ramadan Routine with Jennifer Ogunyemi
Ramadan Kareem! We pray that this month is spiritually transformative and healing, for Allah SWT to accept our efforts, and to leave this month feeling closer to our Lord, Allahumma Ameen. Workplace Inclusion: Ramadan - a guide for employers and organisations For an overwhelming majority of Muslims, Ramadan is the best time of year. Muslims … Continue reading Workplace Inclusion: Ramadan✨
International Women’s Day (IWD) is a celebration of the social, economical, cultural and political achievements of women across the globe. Supported by millions for more than a century (the first IWD gathering being in 1911), IWD does not belong to a single country, group or organisation specifically. Rather, IWD is a collective effort by groups … Continue reading MWC celebrates International Women’s Day 2022: #BreakTheBias
Alas the month of Ramadan is here! And although many of us are excited and can’t wait to embrace the month whole heartedly, some of us (like myself) are a little anxious. I would also like to add a disclaimer, it does not make you a bad Muslim if you are anxious. Abstaining from food and … Continue reading Working during Ramadan!
The year 2021 has been a year of growth, lessons and blessings for Muslim Women Connect, Alhamdulillah. Expanding the MWC Mentoring Programme Like many services, our Mentoring Programme was driven online due to the pandemic. We took this as an opportunity and for the first time ever, we expanded our services beyond London and opened … Continue reading Reflecting 2021: A Year Of Growth ✨
Summer. The warmth, longer days and beating sun are my favourite things about this season. Everything is full of life. Maybe it’s the balmy evenings or maybe it’s the way the sun covers everything in a reflective haze, but the mid-way point of the year is always a grounding moment for me. Each year I’m … Continue reading Reflect.
The blessed month is fast approaching and with it comes the familiar sense of anticipation. One of the beauties of Ramadan is in its arrival - it is always gifted to us when we’re in need of it most. A year on from the outbreak that shook the globe, many of us are facing the … Continue reading Ramadan 2021: Lessons from lockdown.
If you have been affected by the pandemic on any level, I pray that Allah bestows his infinite peace, comfort and compassion upon you, Aameen, Welcoming the new year, in January I couldn't have imagined we would be experiencing a global lockdown, but subhanAllah, here we are. The lockdown and change in pace has affected … Continue reading Living through a pandemic.
In this time of isolation, uncertainty and the arrival of what will be a Ramadan like no other, one recurring theme has shown up consistently. The feeling of ‘missing’. Be it normality, routines, our loved ones, our colleagues, the luxury of ordering a coffee in the mornings and that first sip as we head to … Continue reading ‘Missing’ during Isolation and Ramadan
I’m used to working throughout Ramadan and simultaneously upholding all of my Ramadan Ibadah and other responsibilities; as a daughter, friend, sister, member of the community, passion project/not for profit worker etc. I’ve always believed in ‘continue as you are’ and that Ramadan wasn’t a time to slow down and get lazy. I found that … Continue reading Ramadan and Burnout