Celebrating Ismaili Women
See Celebrating Ismaili Women content from all across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea
Originally from Pune, India, Hafiza holds a double Master’s degree in the field of Business, Commerce and Human Resource Management. Hafiza’s life took a turn when she moved to New Zealand a decade ago. Like any other new migrant, Hafiza and her family had their share of settlement and employment challenges. But that didn’t stop Hafiza, a mother of two beautiful children, from achieving her goals.
Originally from Hyderabad, India, Ferina Bhaidani is a Secondary Education Teacher, Educational Consultant and Youth Advocate and Mentor, from Melbourne Australia.
A holder of double Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the field of Psychology, Education, Politics, Humanities, and Literature, Ferina is an experienced educational leader and teacher with extensive experience working with youth and adults in not-for-profit sectors
Meet Sahera Sumar, a Global Leadership consultant and Director of the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW) from Sydney Jamat.
Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Jasmin Lakhani is well-known for her leadership and excellence in the Australian financial industry and is currently working as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in the Automotive and Electronics manufacturing industry.
Meet Ramzia Shams, an Officer Cadet at the Royal Military College, Duntroon and the Australian Army’s Officer Training Scholarship recipient, from Canberra.
Naila Pachani, a nurse from Karachi, Pakistan is committed to enriching the lives of others through the ever-evolving field of clinical research in fighting debilitating diseases such as Cancer. Naila recently completed a postgraduate degree from Monash University, Australia and is currently working as a Cancer Clinical Trials Coordinator at Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute in Victoria.
Naila is also trained as an AlWaez and enjoys teaching, and conducting faith-based educational sessions. She loves reading books, travelling, singing and dancing.
Meet Dr Aliaa Remtilla, an Anthropologist, Filmmaker and Co-Founder & CEO of StoryTiling from Sydney Jamat. In her story, Aliaa shares her amazing journey of self-discovery that led her to establish her own company, StoryTiling. She is on a mission to make this world a better place! Listen to Aliaa’s story in her own words.
Our next profile is that of a business professional and creative cake artist from Melbourne Jamat.
Originally from Karachi, Pakistan, Farhat completed her MBA (Master of Business Administration) at Preston University, Pakistan. Since then, she has been constantly upskilling herself and has completed various business and project management courses leading her to become a certified Agile Practitioner. Over the last seven years, she has been working with a local government organisation as a Business Systems Officer, a role that Farhat thinks is both challenging and rewarding.
Besides being a mother of one, Farhat is also a creative cake artist – a passion she discovered only a few years ago. She enjoys challenging herself by trying new and difficult creative cake designs and decorations. In her story, she discusses the importance of keeping a healthy balance between work, family, and her passion – “if you lose this balance, your passion is often the first thing you will have to let go…”.
Originally from Ahmedabad, India, Noorin started her journey with an Engineering degree (Electrical) and later completed MBA from The University of Queensland in 2015. Noorin is currently working as a Project Manager with the Australian Department of Defence, where she is leading multi-million-dollar Air Force projects. In the last 16 years, she has worked in various industries including aviation, manufacturing, renewable, utility, oil, gas, and mining industries.
Noorin’s exceptional work has been published and recognised through various awards including the ‘Top Talent’ award, ‘Leading Executive Trainee’ award and ‘Act Like Owner’ award.
Meet Saba Akbar an esteemed academic, multiple scholarship awardee, and professional nurse from Sydney Jamat.
Originally from Ahmadabad, Hunza (Northern Pakistan), Shahida Bano is a Senior Quality Improvement Consultant at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
Anisha Lakhani is an inspiring leader who has had experience in a variety of careers from an IT Business Warehousing Consultant to becoming a passionate educator. Originally from Nashik, India, Anisha started her journey in the field of Engineering (specializing in IT) and then went on to complete her MBA in Finance before heading to the UK for the STEP Programme. Anisha has a deep love for traveling. She has travelled to over 25 countries for work, educational trips, conferences, workshops, and camps, such as Global Encounters.