Ada Tahir, MSc, CHRLBOARD CHAIR
Ada is an HR Professional with over a decade of experience working in Human Resources in various industries. Her strong belief in supporting women-led her to join ANNISAA. She believes in self-empowerment and education for females, by channelling the power of collaboration is how we’ll change the equation. Her motto is “It only takes one person to make a difference”. Apart from being a full-time professional, she’s a mother of two who enjoys hiking, travelling and dreams of retiring somewhere warm.
Dania is a student who has a passion for reading, writing and music. Throughout elementary school, she volunteered as a Kindergarten helper and reading buddy to younger students. Her passion to help others sparked her interest in ANNISA. She is a vocal feminist who believes in equal access and opportunity for females. In her free time, she writes songs, creates Gacha videos and plays the guitar.
Mah Noor KhanDIRECTOR
Mah Noor is a Seneca College graduate with a diploma in early childhood education and an honorary Bachelor's degree in the humanities. Although Mah Noor no longer belongs to her field, she has diverse experience working with children and families, as well as community initiatives and other nonprofit organizations.
Warda is a settlement and newcomer needs specialist, an award-winning career strategist, and a writer. Recognizing the economic and systemic barriers faced by marginalized individuals and communities, Warda serves on many community leadership roles, championing economic equity, and supporting community institutions authentically engage and affirm marginalized communities. She lives in Mississauga with her two boys and husband. To find out more about Warda, please visit her website: www.diversesettlement.ca
Sana Abd Alsalam, Ph.D.DIRECTOR
Sana Abd Alsalam has graduated recently from Ryerson University with a Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Abd Alsalam also has more than ten years of experience in aerospace engineering and research. As a newcomer, a mother of three young children, a wife, and a female in the aviation sector, Sana loves the challenge to helps others, which sparks her interest in joining ANNISAA as a director. She volunteered to welcome the new international students to the Ryerson University community through the International Student Support Office and at both Arabic Academy and the Fraser Mustard Early Learning Academy. Dr. Sana believes in volunteering and giving back to the community and hopes to encourage and inspire Muslim women and girls to take the challenges to be successful in the community and to promote diversity and inclusion.
Shahinaz Abbas Osman, HRPDIRECTOR
Shahinaz is a not-for-profit HR Professional with several years of experience in Human Resources and labour relations. She is actively engaged in the area of Anti-oppression, Equity and Inclusion for HR processes and practices. She also holds a certificate of Instructing Adults, and she is a VP of Education at Toastmasters International. Her passion for women's education, professional development, inclusion, and women's mental wellness motivated her to join ANNISAA. She believes in volunteering and serving the community to express her gratitude for what she has. She aims at creating a role model for Muslim women and inspire others. Her inspiring hadith is "the best among you are those who bring greatest benefits to others". Shahinaz is a mother of 8-year-old twins who lead her to study Positive Discipline and Psychology. She enjoys reading, stitching and jewelry making.