2018 Young Women Strong Leaders Conference

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

YWSL is a one-day conference designed for collegiate women to focus on building practical skillsets that will empower them on their career paths. The conference is 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. Amanda earned a MasterChef apron and continued to shine in the competition, impressing Gordon Ramsay not only with her creativity in food, but her positive attitude and team work.

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.

YWSL Conference

YWSL Conference EXTERNAL Email 2-18 [MB]Please join us to listen and learn from women who are leaders in their field and innovators in their industry. The conference will include a keynote speaker and multiple breakout sessions for students to attend. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided as students network with women representing colleges and universities across the state.

Cost to attend is $25, including meals. Register by February 26 online: www.madonna.edu/ywsl-2018

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