2018 Young Women Strong Leaders Conference

ASaab-HeadshotAmanda Saab, chef and creator of Dinner with Your Muslim Neighbor, was the keynote speaker for the Young Women Strong Leaders Conference, March 2 at Madonna University.

YWSL is a one-day conference designed for collegiate women to focus on building practical skill sets that will empower them on their career paths. The conference was sponsored by Michigan ACE Women’s Network and Madonna University.

Saab earned a master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. She started a food blog, amandasplate.com, which led to her competing on “MasterChef,” the world’s largest food competition. She was the first woman in hijab to appear on the American version of the show. Saab and her husband, Hussein, began Dinner with Your Muslim Neighbor in January 2016, after Amanda experienced hate speech online and saw the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric in the presidential campaign. She later partnered with Michael Hebb, founder of Death Over Dinner, to share Dinner With Your Muslim Neighbor with the world. Read more about Saab here.