July 2016 we started our first project, Rise Up, in Chittagong Bangladesh, and have completed our two months training program with success.Murshi has selected Taslima Sultana and Anowara Begum from Bangladesh for our first training. After the training Taslima is employed by Doll's house and Anowara got the skills to run her own tailoring company.
After getting married Taslima’s husband stayed in Bangladesh only for two months, then returned to Oman to his job and never came back. Taslima now lives with her brother's family and wanted to become financially independent. After the boutique training she got employment at Doll's house. She is financially independent now.
After five years of marriage followed by a divorce, Anowara’s husband took custody of her daughter. Anowara now lives with her sister and has adopted a four year old girl. Recently she took a loan from an NGO and bought a sewing machine to start a tailoring company. Her income remains low, but she strives to raise the girl and become financially independent. From this boutique training she got the skills to train people and operate her business.
Murshida is passionate to serve her community. Her goal is to support and empower individuals, she believes that everyone is a leader. Currently she is working at Professional Concrete Works as a designer in San Francisco, USA. Director of Membership at Agami Incorporated, San Jose, California, USA. A nonprofit organization, promoting education for underprivileged children around the world. Founder of murshi, which is supporting battered women through vocational training. Murshida has graduated from San Jose State University in BFA Interior Architecture. Also has a Masters degree in Philosophy.
Tané is a strategic consumer product and marketplace leader with over 20 years of experience in apparel and omni-channel. She has held leadership positions with Merrell, Macy's, VF Brands and Patagonia in buying, planning, store management,product development and marketing.
Tané is a transformative leader. She’s a system thinker, an architect - conceptualizing complete systems before launching new ideas. She's a problem solver - bringing new ideas to every challenge, and she's the consummate strategist - mitigating risks at every turn. As a team leader she's an integrative partner - leveraging individual strengths and coaching in order to form a complete and balanced team.
Xav seeks unique ways to inspire individuals to action. He works with leaders to recognize that personal daily choices, in the way we relate to ourselves and to one another, create greater opportunities for social, cultural, and organizational change. As a senior consultant for KSG Consulting Group, Xav works with For-Profit, Nonprofit and Government Agencies to support Change Management and Staff Empowerment. As founder and CEO of evox Television & Marketplace , Xav brings years of entertainment industry experience, via Cannon Pictures, New World, Paramount, MGM, Universal, HSN, BET, FX Networks, and Fox Movie Channel to growing and developing this new conscious media company. As a B-Corp and member of the SVN Community, evox is dedicated to transforming the way we interact with entertainment, conscious commerce, community, and the world. From his background producing performance events as a means to activism, with Greenpeace and Amnesty International, evox has emerged as the expression of that pioneering entrepreneurship—an action platform supporting health, sustainability, quality of life, service, the planet, commitment, and connection.
Dr. Iffat Kazi is a Senior Principal Hardware Engineer at Oracle Corporation, Santa Clara, California, where she leads Oracle SPARC processor architecture and performance related projects. She has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She received her B.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh. At the beginning of her career, she was a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, BUET. She was also a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. She feels strongly about women's issues and believes in women empowerment as a means to advancing the society as a whole. In her advisory role in Murshi, she hopes to make a positive impact on the lives of the women that Murshi is striving to uplift.