Crafting Your Professional Identity When You Are "The Other" - New Canadian Media

Crafting Your Professional Identity When You Are “The Other”

Faiza Hassan, a trainee lawyer in Ottawa, reflects on the importance of professionalism for young professionals from Black and Muslim backgrounds navigating workspaces where there are still not many people who look like them. This…

Faiza Hassan, a trainee lawyer in Ottawa, reflects on the importance of professionalism for young professionals from Black and Muslim backgrounds navigating workspaces where there are still not many people who look like them. This article is based ona speech delivered by Faiza Hassan at the Awakening the Spirit of Somali Youth Conference in January 2015

So, why is professionalism important and what value does professionalism add to your life?

Alhamdulillah (Thank God), I am so indebted to my parents because they truly used every tool in their arsenal to provide my siblings and me with the very best shot at better futures.

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