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Nominee Profile

Name: Sahar El-Nadi
Category: Muslim Writer of the Year
Total Votes: 64

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List of the nominee's achievements:

Author, public speaker and instructor, on leadership, change, creativity, communication and cross-cultures.

Published "Sandcastles & Snowmen" in the US in June 2012 to explain Islam simply through the eyes and experience of a modern woman and a global citizen. The book is endorsed by Prof. John Esposito among 14 other prominent international personalities as an effective tool for intercultural communication.

Invited as keynote speaker at the Swedish Royal Palace with the Deputy Secretary General of the UN. Invited as guest of honor at a private dinner with the Swedish royal family. Invited as special guest of the Danish royal family. Invited to meet the Imperial Crown Prince of Japan.

Creator & director of award-winning initiative 'Don't Hate, Educate!' promoting diversity and tolerance. The project was started during the Danish cartoons crisis to re-introduce the values of Islam (including freedom of speech) through creative visual art by international Muslim youth.

Experience spans over 20 years of international exposure in Media & Advertising, Corporate & Public Events, Radio & TV and Social Media. I’ve traveled to over 25 countries worldwide and delivered speeches, lectures & workshops to audiences in Europe, the US and the Middle East in prestigious venues such as Harvard and European royal events.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the Muslim word:

Besides the above, setting a positive example for Muslim women worldwide to reach out and communicate positively with other cultures while maintaining Muslim ethics.

The impact and influence the nominee had on the world and humanity:

Appeared on the covers of international publications as an international example of women leadership. Topics tackled in the book span all hot issues in the world today, from women's rights to democracy to world poverty and hunger, all from a progressive Islamic perspective as seen by a woman.

How the nominee’s activities and achievement will continue to impact and influence in the future:

Now writing the second book about lessons learned from international travel, following the example of great Muslim travelers of the golden age of Islam.

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