Today I’m talking with Aziza Mohammed, who is passionate about gender equality. Aziza shares her story and what she has learned along the way.

Aziza Mohammed is a Senior Program Officer with Women and Gender Equality Canada. She has held positions at the World Bank and International Finance Corporation. Aziza is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy program at the Fletcher School and the Master of International Public Policy program at the Balsillie School of International Affairs.

Aziza was a runner up in the 2008 Miss Canada pageant. She says people don’t realize just how empowering and wonderful pageants are for the participants and the charities they support. She credits the pageant for providing her with a platform to share what was important to her and having people respect her professionally.

Aziza gives her advice on confidence and persistence. She shares this quote from her father, “Persistence seldom fails.” If you really want something and you’re committed to being persistent, you usually get it.

I hope this conversation empowers you to stand up for yourself and keep trying for the things you want!


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