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.
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).
“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.”
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.
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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