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Who we are

We believe in a future where women are equal to men on their own terms. We support and empower women to stand for themselves and use their voice. When women fight for their rights, we fight alongside them. We feel successful when we contribute to creating a world driven by equality, not taboos.

Shamsaha’s vision is

to empower women to thrive

we believe in acting with

conviction + compassion

We value conviction: We hold a firm belief in the power of our cause. This unshaken position fuels our commitment to changing the world and making it a better place.

We value compassion: Our dedication to the greater good drives us to really be present to what’s going on around us. We truly care about what we do and do whatever we can to further our cause.

Mary-Justine Todd
Mary-Justine Todd, MPH, MA
Shamsaha Founder & Executive Director

Mary-Justine has a Master’s Degree in International Public Health, from New York University, as well as a Master’s of Arts in International Studies, from the University of Iowa. She has lived and worked around the world from Afghanistan to NYC, to China, and the GCC, evaluating humanitarian health programming for women, refugees, and vulnerable populations, having worked for international NGOs such as International Rescue Committee, and the US Refugee Resettlement Program. Mary-Justine was chosen as 2018’s Ernst & Young’s Global Winning Women Award, for women entrepreneurs from the Middle East. She is also the co-founder of Shamsaha Advisory, focusing on women’s rights, women’s empowerment, and the promotion of gender parity within corporations, governments, and society at large.

MuniraAlshaikh
Munira AlShaikh, MAAPHP, NRCP, NAMA, CHFP
Shamsaha President & Co-Founder of Insights Therapy

Munira is the UK registered and accredited integrative psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapist. She is a registered member of The National Register of Psychotherapists and Counselors (NRCP, UK), as well as she is a registered and accredited member of The Association for Professional Hypnosis and Psychotherapy (APHP, UK). Munira is also a crisis counselor with Women Crisis Counseling International.

Advisory board

Advisory board

Amal AlMoayyed

Share Holder & Director, Y.K. AlMoayyed & Sons

Advisory board

Eman Nooruddin

Co-founder Insights Therapy and founder of CK Learning

Advisory board

Angella Clark-Jervois

Executive Recruitment Lead, EY

Advisory board

Lubna Fakhro

Economic Development Specialist

Advisory board

Tessa O'Neil

Casework Supervisor, Shamsaha Psycho-Therapist

Advisory board

Dr. Aseel Zimmo

Legal Advisor, Ministry of Justice

Advisory board

Amy Morgan

Co-founder and director of Unisono

Core team

Mary Justine Todd
Mary Justine Todd
Shamsaha Founder & Executive Director
Nawshaba Rahman
Nawshaba Rahman
Operations Manager
Tessa O’Neil
Tessa O’Neil
Case Work Supervisor
Fatima Al Haddad
Fatima Al Haddad
Case Work Coordinator
Donya AlHaddad
Donya AlHaddad
Accountant & Office Assistant
Eman AlBahrani
Eman AlBahrani
Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Sara Allaith
Sara Allaith
Marketing & Research Assistant

100+ Certified women’s crisis advocates

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