In the latest installment of DER Weekends, Nargis Rahman tells the story of Muslim businesswomen in Southeast Michigan coming together to foster a community around entrepreneurship and faith.
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When a group of Muslim businesswomen came together and realized they had unique needs that weren’t being met—and others may too – they decided to create a network of like-minded women who build their businesses with faith and community in mind.
“Typically we talk and we have these dialogues but we don’t do anything after that,” she says.
Kane, Aliyah Mahdi, co-owner of The Social Loft, and mindset coach Nikeba Sampson came together to create Muslim Women of Business.
Kane says the organization was created with Muslim women in mind – from creating prayer breaks during events – to sharing spiritual tips for business best practices.
“The unique thing that makes this Women of Business gathering unique is that we are all Muslim, without compromising our faith in the midst of trying to establish something grand and great we want to keep our priority which is to serve our Lord,” Kane says.
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This story first appeared as part of Communities of Hope, a series that tells stories of resilience and belonging from metro Detroit’s minority communities.
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