EVOLVING INTO THE WOMAN YOU WANT TO BE

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Join us for a nourishing day filled with motivation, personal development and goal setting! Be a part of Evolving.

You are guaranteed real conversations and insights from local leading women who are taking action in all areas of their lives!

Evolving includes vendors, keynote speaker, panelists, live DJ and more! Food and refreshments are provided.

Be a part of conversations from local inspiring women, who have gone and continue to go from “Someday to Day One.”

We have all read the books. We post the motivational quotes. How do we put them into action?

Sometimes we need to hear those personal stories to remind ourselves that we are not alone. That we as women have taken on many roles and responsibilities. We are wives, we are mothers, we are aunts,  we are grandmothers. We are students, we are entrepreneurs, and we are business owners. We are first generation US Citizens, we are domestic abuse survivors, we are women who are battling depression.

We are women who must have self compassion and self love for ourselves.

We ask ourselves – “How do we get there?”

And we have this… idea. This yearning. A desire. WE have a choice to either listen to that desire. When we listen to this desire, we learn, we grow, we engage with others. We all hear that we must eat right, raise our heart rate, and maintain healthy habits. How do we grow into that person we know we can be? How do we get out of our own way? How do we stop self-defeating behavior? How can we make permanent change?

We must learn to create a healthy mind with healthy thoughts!

The vision of this event is to educate, inspire and motivate women by giving you tools and action steps to create a healthy mind and healthy habits!

We want you there to join in on the conversation.

Purchase your tax deductible  ticket today! 

Led by Certified Life Coach Rumaisa Khawaja.

Rumaisa is Certified in Social Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching. She is a First Generation Indian American. When Rumaisa was very young, her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. Growing up in this environment affected Rumaisa’s perception of self and the world around her, but it also pushed Rumaisa to seek help and later motivated her to assist others in developing positive relationships. She has built her career helping people achieve dynamic, positive changes in their lives by providing them with meaningful tools to implement day-to-day. Rumaisa has over seventeen years of experience across the country honing her expertise in life and relationship coaching.

In October of 2018, Rumaisa launched her Podcast: “Real Talk with Ru,” which features conversations with authors, leaders, and health and wellness experts about how to ignite our personal and professional flames – to move from “wanting” to “doing”. After living in Nebraska, NYC, Los Angeles and Chicago, Rumaisa now resides in LeClaire, Iowa with her husband and three-year-old daughter, Zoha.

Emceed by Jasmine Bozeman.

Jasmine is a published author, motivational speaker, president of a new Q-C youth leadership group and the president of a nationally distributed girls magazine. She also sits on the Board of the YWCA. She is the founder of a new business to help students get into and prepare for college; a chapter leader for Royal Neighbors of America, and parent classroom volunteer and mentor. A single mother to her boys, ages 7, 6 and 4, she works for bringing about social justice and change.

Keynote Speaker – Bushra Amiwala

Bushra Amiwala is a media icon, activist, dynamic speaker, and the youngest Muslim Elected official in the United States. At the age of 19 she announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners to serve as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. Her campaign has been covered nationally by TIME magazine, Teen Vogue and Scholastic Magazine to name a few. Bushra’s passion for various issues and organizations lead her to decide to run for office and her campaign resulted in historical voter turnout, making her a strong second with 13,500 votes.

She later ran for D73.5 School Board in 2018, and was named Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year for 2018, Seventeen Magazine’s Voice of the Year and internationally as CosmoGirl’s Change maker of the Year. Also featured in Teen Vogue, Bushra was awarded the Public Peace Ambassador award from HWPL, a nonprofit organization sponsored by the United Nations.

Bushra has spoken at countless colleges and universities, organizations and international companies, with live audiences ranging from 25 to 15,000 people. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO), Women Empowering Women In Local Legislation (WeWill), and on the Board of Education in Skokie as its youngest board member.

Additional Speakers Include:

Aleeza Monet – Merrill Lynch

Panelists:

Dr. Kit Evans Ford – Argrows House

Leslie Klipsch – Empower Tanzania & The Mama Bear Dares Podcast

Sarah Stevens – The Beautifull Project

Katie ThompsonThe Market: A Journey to Joy

** Live DJ with our friends at Prestige Productions**

Attire: Comfy & Cute! It’s a Saturday and all… We want you to be comfortable!!

Ticket pricing is as follows:
Sister Squad: 2 for $60
$45
$50 at the door
(Eventbrite processing fee NOT included.)

Sponsorship packages are also available!! Contact Rumaisa
Please check this page for updates.

Presented by The Mandala Foundation.
Visit: www.themandalafoundation.org for more info.

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Rumaisa Khawaja is Certified in Social Emotional Intelligence for Leadership and Coaching. She is a First Generation Indian American. When Rumaisa was very young, her mother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. Growing up in this environment affected Rumaisa’s perception of self and the world around her, but it also pushed Rumaisa to seek help and later motivated her to assist others in developing positive relationships. She has built her career helping people achieve dynamic, positive changes in their lives by providing them with meaningful tools to implement day-to-day. Rumaisa has over seventeen years of experience across the country honing her expertise in life and relationship coaching. In October of 2018, Rumaisa launched her Podcast: "Real Talk with Ru," which features conversations with authors, leaders, and health and wellness experts about how to ignite our personal and professional flames – to move from “wanting” to “doing”. After living in Nebraska, NYC, Los Angeles and Chicago, Rumaisa now resides in LeClaire, Iowa with her husband and three-year-old daughter, Zoha.

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