Monday, August 31, 2009

Powerful Sister of the Month - September 2009

The powerful sister for September 2009 is Maha ElGenaidi. She is the founder, President, and CEO of the Islamic Networks Group (ING). ING is a nonprofit, educational organization founded in 1993, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The organization delivers educational programs relating to Islam and Muslims.

Maha ElGenaidi has spoken at hundreds of schools, churches, synagogues, police departments, corporations and other public agencies. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs and is the author of seven training handbooks on outreach for American Muslims as well as eight training modules for public institutions on "developing cultural competency with the American Muslim community". Maha is active with many state and federal government agencies and was a former commissioner on Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante's Commission for One California. She currently serves on the California Three Rs Advisory Committee, Santa Clara County Human Relations Commission and is an Advisor to California's Commission on Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) for cultural diversity and hate crime prevention. Maha has been recognized with numerous civil rights awards, including the "Civil Rights Leadership Award" from the California Association of Human Relations Organizations, and the "Citizen of the Year Award" from the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the American University in Cairo. Maha is married and lives in Santa Clara, California. 

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