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This Nurse Shares Why Muslim Women Working In Healthcare Is Vital

Muslim Girl would like to send our sincere thanks to our nation’s healthcare workers at this time, who are risking their lives to save lives in the battle against COVID-19. Please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and stay home so you can stay safe. In this time of mass chaos and worldwide healthcare…

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This Is Your Mid-Week Motivational Round Up

It’s hump day people, and you know what that means! We are halfway through the week, and in desperate need of a pick-me-up. What I normally do when I need a little dose of motivational spirit to get me through the rest of the week is turn to my favorite poet, author, and motivational speaker…

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I’m Ambitious AF, and Proud of It

“There’s nothing wrong with being driven. And there’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first to reach your goals.” – Shonda Rhimes I have always been an ambitious person. Growing up, I wanted to be a fashion designer, with my designs gracing runways from New York to Milan. My goal was one that I believed was tangible, and the…

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8 Freelance Jobs for the Modern Muslim Girl

Freelancing can help any person of any age find a creative and interesting job they will enjoy. Since there are numerous job options on the freelance market, you can easily search for what suits your skills and interests the most. In case you haven’t pinpointed your passions and you’re still figuring out what your dream…

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Allyship vs. Ego: Which Will Win Corporate America Over? 

Working in corporate America as a woman of color demands much needed time for reflection. I used to be insecure about many things, mainly the plethora of reasons why I felt I didn’t fit in certain work situations. To this day, I partake in conversations faced with individuals who seem unnecessarily passive-aggressive, and as someone…

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Why Muslim Women Need to Flourish as Career Professionals

As a career-oriented & progressive Pakistani Muslim, I am perhaps considered liberal: defiant of the traditional cultural stigma that comes with not being married and ‘settling down’ in my early to mid-twenties. However, I decided early on that I would never be happy in a relationship until I was satisfied with myself. To me, being…

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Women Are Taking Charge to Make the Workplace More Child-Friendly

Equality in the workplace is an intense work-in-progress. There are endless issues to think about, such as the pay gap, and incessant sexual harassment at work. On the other hand, and on a brighter note, women are making things happen on their own. Today we see both men and women responsible for the care of…

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How to Ace Your Job Interview Every Time

This post was originally published on Acuity Training UK, and the infographic is made by Atiq Rehman. — How do some people ace their job interviews every time? Yes, some people are naturally better than others in interviews, but it’s not luck that when people perform so well at every interview. If you’ve ever wondered how they…

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Beating the Rat Race to Succeed

“Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson from Self Reliance  All civilizations of the world, whether ancient or modern, have always encouraged, promoted, and prized acts of conformity. Our society as a whole today is resistant to change, and Newton’s first law of inertia applies to that as much…

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Dress for Success

Whether you’ve been called to an interview, or finally fulfilled your quest for employment, chances are you’re going to need to know how to dress. As with anything to do with the workforce, there are no hard and fast rules regarding the dress code. In fact, the best advice would be to take a look…

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The Business Handshake

The Professional Muslim Girl series was inspired by our Editor-in-Chief’s request for an article addressing the business handshake, and how to deal with it if you are discomfited by the idea of shaking hands with your male boss or coworkers. I was excited about the article from the get-go; the problem of getting out of…