Our very own Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder and CEO of Muslimgirl.net, made the media category of Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list. She is joined by fellow notables — writers, editors and entrepreneurs who are changing the future of media.
Only five days into the new year and MuslimGirl has reached yet another achievement.
From the Forbes article:
“The 23-year-old launched MuslimGirl.net at 17, and what began as a way for millennial Muslim girls to connect with each other has evolved into a much bigger platform that attracts millions of readers a month. In the last year alone, the site’s traffic has grown by 90 percent, and Al-Khatahtbeh has landed backing from the Malala Fund, spoken at the United Nations and signed on for a series with Teen Vogue.”
I could feel the energy when I joined MuslimGirl in September. I knew it was a force to be reckoned with — and day by day would become an even greater one.
Over the course of the few months that I have been here, I’ve watched as it continued its growth, becoming one of the most popular Muslim websites, securing two columns and being mentioned in major news outlets like The New York Times and Refinery 29.
Today, Amani became the first veiled woman on the list and MuslimGirl became the first Muslim company featured.
Congratulations Amani and thank you, readers.
Insha’Allah, here’s to another fabulous year. Keep an eye on us — and the others on those falling glass ceilings.