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ICNA Sisters celebrate diversity, achievements


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Mississauga News, By Nouman Khalil, Apr 13, 2016
 
Celebrating diversity, achievements and contributions of Muslim women in Canadian society, ICNA Sisters, a division of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada, marked International Women’s Day.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie speaking to the participants of the ‘Women of Inspiration’ event organized by ICNA Sisters in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie speaking to the participants of the ‘Women of Inspiration’ event organized by ICNA Sisters in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9.

More than 100 women and community leaders from across the GTA region attended the event titled ‘Women of Inspiration’ in Mississauga on Saturday (April 9).

ICNA Sisters, a division of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada, marked International Women’s Day with an event titled ‘Women of Inspiration.’

ICNA Sisters, a division of ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America) Canada, marked International Women’s Day with an event titled ‘Women of Inspiration.’

“The purpose of the event is to celebrate diversity and provide networking opportunities to women,” said Shabana Waheed, coordinator and event planner of ICNA Sisters Canada. “Normally people don’t get a chance to communicate. It’s an opportunity for us to network, connect and understand diversity. This event is just an ice-breaker.”

Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid at the ICNA Sisters' event, which held in Mississauga on Saturday (April 9) to International Women’s Day.

Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid at the ICNA Sisters’ event, which held in Mississauga on Saturday (April 9) to International Women’s Day.

Speakers included Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga-Erin Mills MP Iqra Khalid, Scarborough-Centre MP Salma Zahid, Halton MPP Indira Naidoo, Amira Elghawaby, communication director of National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), and Audrey Macklin, University of Toronto professor and human rights advocate.

Amira Elghawaby, communication director of National Council of Canadian Muslims, speaking to the participants of the ‘Women of Inspiration’ event organized by ICNA Sisters in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9.

Amira Elghawaby, communication director of National Council of Canadian Muslims, speaking to the participants of the ‘Women of Inspiration’ event organized by ICNA Sisters in Mississauga on Saturday, April 9.

Waheed said the event was very successful and hoped to bring similar gatherings in the future under the umbrella of ICNA Sisters.

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