On International Women's Day, we recognize and commemorate the accomplishments of  our Muslim women leaders. Please join us in celebrating their many achievements and contributions.

Please also check out who we featured in 2016 and  2017 here. 


Soumaya Khalifa
ISB Executive Director
Judge Fatima El-Amin

Judge El-Amin currently serves as Full Judge of the DeKalb County Juvenile Court.

Fatima El-Amin, Esq., is a native of Atlanta, and one of the pioneering students of the Mohammed Schools of Atlanta and later completed her collegiate studies at Harvard University, where she graduated cum laude.
El-Amin, a graduate of Emory University Law School, serves on the school board of the Mohammed Schools of Atlanta, and she sits on the executive boards of ForeverFamily and Camp Butterfly. El-Amin is also a part-time Field Reporter for DeKalb County Television (DCTV). She is the loving mother of a son, Sultan. 

Dr. Skina Fadel

Dr. Skina Fadel, MD is a retired anesthesiology specialist in Augusta, GA of 52 years. She graduated from University of Ein Shams, Cairo in 1964.

Dr. Fadel, along with her husband, created the the Fadel Educational Foundation with the goal of helping Muslim American students pursue their educational goals.

The Fadel Educational Foundation was founded with the aim of encouraging American Muslims to pursue higher education by providing qualified applicants with monetary assistance to help them achieve their educational ambitions. Since its founding in 1992, the Foundation has distributed over $1,245,000 in grants to American Muslims without regard to the applicant's race, gender, sect, or ethnicity. 

Dr. Ghulshan Harjee

 Dr. Gulshan Harjee serves as President and CEO of First Medical Care Inc., and has served her community as the co-founder of The Clarkston Community Health Center.

Dr. Harjee   is a Board Certified Internist, a Certified Civil Surgeon,  and a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. She formerly served as President of DeKalb Medical Society.
Dr. Harjee is active in the community serving on various boards and a recipient of multiple Community and Humanitarian  service Awards. 

She is passionate about the health of her patients and believes strongly in encouraging patients to value healthy lifestyles. A cancer patient herself, she stresses prevention, early detection, and intervention in disease management.
Harjee's inspirational story was featured in the AJC here.

Dr. Rabeea Janjua

Dr. Rabeea Janjua is an ophthalmologist working at the Atlanta VA Medical Center and in private practice.   By being a part of the Islamic Speakers Bureau, she gets to meet women from all different backgrounds working together to make Atlanta a better place.   As an American Muslim woman, Janjua feels International Women's Day is an important way to highlight the stories of diverse women who can serve as role models for her four daughters.  In the little spare time she has, she has recently been going to a kickboxing class and trying to get back to riding her bike.
Amanda Shaikh
When Amanda Shaikh joined the Islamic Speakers Bureau in 2016, she was looking for ways to answer questions about Islam and Muslims in America in an effective, impactful way.  During her time with the ISB, one of the most rewarding ways she has been able to do this is by taking part in the ISB's Coffee with a Muslim initiative.
Amanda has worked as a paralegal for the last seventeen years in the Atlanta area.  When she is not working, she likes to  spend time with family and friends, reading, and volunteering.  She lives in Cumming with her husband, two daughters and one very loved Shih Tzu dog. 

Nouha Zaabab

Nouha Zaabab is a third-year student at Georgia Tech studying International Affairs with a minor in pre-law. Coming from a liberal arts background at Georgia Tech, Nouha believes in the importance of interdisciplinary understanding in order to tackle global challenges. Upon the completion of her degree at Georgia Tech, Nouha plans to pursue a legal education. 
The Islamic Speakers Bureau and the friendships and mentors she's gained empower her to consistently challenge and expand her perspective. In addition, Nouha is the Director of Speakers at TEDxGeorgiaTech where she oversees the process of seeking, curating, and fostering professional and student speakers for TEDxGeorgiaTech.