Senator Ellen Corbett Names Moina Shaiq Woman of the Year

Sacramento, CA: Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) February 26 announced Moina Shaiq, co-founder and President of the Muslim Support Network (MSN), as the Woman of the Year for the Tenth Senate District. Moina has served as the President since the organization’s inception in 2005.
“Moina is an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to her family and community,” Senator Corbett said. “She is an inspiration to so many people and continues to show the importance of investing in our local communities.”
Moina was a small business owner for ten years running a computer sales business, after which she got involved in community affairs. She is currently the chair of the Human Relations Commission for the City of Fremont; Vice President, Tri City Homeless Coalition; Board member, Washington Hospital Foundation; and Member of the Fremont Alliance for a Hate Free Community.
"When I got the call from Senator Corbett, I felt very overwhelmed and humbled on getting this recognition,” said Moina. “I feel very honored because my goal is to work towards the common good of the community. I want to build bridges and contribute to our community as much as I can.”
The MSN works to improve the health and well-being of Fremont residents with the goal to help provide language and cultural outreach, transportation, health and mental health services.
Moina and her husband, Mohammad, have been Fremont residents for the past 25 years and are parents of four children. She has Bachelor's degrees in Economics and Psychology.



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