MEET THE TEAM
Founder and President
Nadia Niazi is the founder and President of Unify Women. She is a Canadian-American, an optimist, humanitarian and entrepreneur. After almost a decade as a business owner, she was driven to do something with the knowledge she had acquired running an online eCommerce store. She founded Unify Women by donating her store Estyleo. She co-developed Unify Women's sustainable business programs, a creative year-long program designed to help women in crisis learn basic skills, wellness, and vocational training to become entrepreneurs. Nadia is a strong advocate for women's rights and equality and has made it her lifelong mission to empower women.
Director of Program Curriculum
Shama Aleemuddin is our Director for all of our program curriculums. She is a Golden Apple nominated educator with a masters in curriculum and instruction. She is a national board certified teacher who has worked in the Chicago Public Schools system for over twelve years. As a curriculum specialist, she has designed and implemented programs to benefit the needs of all students from gifted to special needs. She has traveled extensively and is impassioned with a desire to transform the understanding and knowledge of Authentic History. She has always been involved in community development from canvassing for clean air legislation to sitting on school boards and committees to ensure equal opportunity for all students and families. She has long been an advocate for women and orphans by supporting organizations here and abroad. She is in the process of designing and building programs that will benefit our sponsored women.
Director of Development
Fatima Awad is the Director of Sustainable Aid for our ongoing programs overseas. Fatima has recently completed her Masters in Nursing while leading and organizing several medical missions in Jordan and Palestine to help refugees. Fatima is an experienced manager and currently runs fourteen clinics across Washington State. Fatima is passionate about helping women survivors of war and is determined to expand our programs overseas while working on her Ph.D.
Ella Pyanova is our Donations Coordinator for our online store. She is a nurse at UC Davis with a passion for helping others. A few years ago, she embarked on a missionary trip to Haiti. On her free time, she paints and enjoys spending time with her kids. She has a strong interest in assisting in the needs of women in conflict and she is excited to join the team.
Asma Abukhdair is a campaign coordinator for Unify Women. She is a Palestinian-American with a passion for giving back to the world. Last spring, she travelled to Jordan and Palestine on a medical and humanitarian mission to help displaced Syrian and Palestinian refugees. With her experience in organizing worldwide campaigns to raise awareness about Gaza strip crises and her success in fundraising for Shifa hospital in Gaza, Asma hopes to become an integral part of Unify Women. On her free time, she enjoys yoga and is becoming a certified instructor. She believes that Unify Women will give hope and courage to those that have lost it it all.
Maha Elsinbawi, is our Administrative Coordinator. She is an Egyptian native who strongly believes in the importance of education. Her educational background in Economics, Public Administration and Psychology deepened her appreciation for multiculturalism. Maha masters four languages that strengthened her empathy and understanding towards others. She joined Unify Women to assist other women in celebrating their uniqueness and make use of their differences. Maha will utilize her experience in dealing with different cultures to help create our programs overseas.
She believes that kindness is an international language.
Imene Smati is project coordinator a for Unify Women's online store. She is a Junior at Woodcreek High School. Imene joined our team with strong social media and marketing skills to lead our online store, Shop Unify Women. In addition to the volunteer work at Unify Women, she also volunteers her time at the local library and at kids camps during the summer. She joined Unify Women to raise awareness about the needs of many women around the world.