|_SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 2012|
CAMP Panel at ISNA “The Leadership Mindset”
Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
ISNA conference at the
Walter E. Washington Convention Center,
801 Mt. Vernon Place NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001
Free with admission to ISNA’s conference
About the Panel “The Leadership Mindset”
Leadership is not a label, it is a mindset. Good leaders are role models who inspire others to follow them. They are willing to act even in small ways to affect change. But who and what motivates and guides leaders? How do they overcome challenges? And how do leaders continue to grow while maintaining their focus? This panel was developed by CAMP and will discuss leadership and the leadership mindset at three levels - individual, organizational and community. Our accomplished panelists will share tips, experiences and lessons learned.
Moderator: Zeba Iqbal
Panelists: Umair Khan, Shireen Zaman, Salim Patel, Ibtihaj Muhammad
Zeba Iqbal was Executive Director of CAMP National (www.camp-online.org) 2010 and 2011. She was Deputy Executive Director between 2007 and 2009; and the Conference Manager for CAMP's Leadership Summit in 2008, 2009 and 2011. She is currently working to establish CAMP's Board of Directors. Professionally, Zeba has over 14 years experience in real estate development and strategic consulting. She currently works for Princeton University managing their off-campus residential real estate development portfolio. Prior to Princeton, she was with Ernst and Young. She has an MBA from The George Washington University, and an undergraduate degree in architecture from Bangalore, India. Zeba is a 2009-10 Fellow of USC CRCC's American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) and a board member of the newly formed National Muslim Democratic Council.
Umair Khan is the Director of Product Strategy at Accolade. Passionate about health care, Umair helps consumers make better use of a confusing health care system. Currently, he leads product strategy for Accolade, a provider of personal health assistants. Umair's previous health care experience includes corporate development at RedBrick Health, strategic marketing at GE Healthcare, management consulting at Monitor Group, and early stage venture investing at Monitor Ventures. Umair co-founded Muslim Urban Professionals, a professional networking organization. Umair holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS and BBA degrees from the University of Houston.
Shireen Zaman is the Executive Director at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), where she is focused on expanding the organization’s impact and visibility in the policy community and on the development of new partnerships. Shireen comes to ISPU from Vital Voices Global Partnership, a leading women’s leadership organization, where she was the Director for the Middle East and North Africa. She has worked with the Office of Iraq Political Affairs at the U.S. Department of State where she focused on political and civil society development. Shireen completed her M.A. at the School of International Service at American University, where she focused on public diplomacy and U.S. relations with the Muslim world.
Salim Patel is serving his fourth year on the Passaic Board of Education. Professionally, he works in corporate finance for a major retailer which keeps him up to date on business perspectives and in touch with numerous initiatives for the students he serves. On the Board of Education, he now serves as the President alongside 8 other commissioners to oversee a $200 million budget and the 9th largest school district in New Jersey. He is involved with the implementation of a district wide school uniform policy to help alleviate issues of bullying, peer pressure and gang activity. His future goals include establishing relationships with corporations to set up endowments, as well as identifying key federal and state grants for the school system. Salim is a 2010-11 Fellow of USC CRCC's American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) and is the founder of Smile, a non-profit focused on social services including food pantries, health clinics and senior care at his local mosque.
Ibtihaj Muhammad is an American sabre fencer and member of the United States fencing team. She is best known for being the first Muslim woman to compete for the United States in international competition. Muhammad attended Columbia High School, a public high school, where she joined the fencing team at age 13. After fencing épée for a few years, Muhammad decided to switch to sabre at the request of her high school coach Frank Mustilli. She quickly developed in the weapon helping to lead her team to two state championships. In late 2002, Muhammad joined the prestigious Peter Westbrook Foundation, a program which utilizes the sport of fencing as a vehicle to develop life skills in young people from underserved communities. She is coached by former PWF student and 2000 Sydney Olympian Ahki Spencer-El. Muhammad was heavily recruited by Duke University, where she received an academic scholarship. She was a 3-time All-American and 2005 Junior Olympic Champion. Muhammad graduated from Duke University in 2007 with an International Relations and African Studies double major. As member of the United States national team, Muhammad captured a bronze medal in the women's sabre team event at the 2011 World Fencing Championships held in Catania, Italy. She also competed in the 2010 World Fencing Championships in Paris, France Muhammad attended the 2011 XVI Pan American Games where she won the gold medal in the women's sabre team event. She is also a 2-time United States National Champion.