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NADIAH MOHAJIR

NADIAH MOHAJIR

HEART Women and Girls

Nadiah Mohajir is the co-founder and Executive Director for HEART Women & Girls. For the last five years, she has led the organization to provide health education programming to over 5000 Muslim women and girls in the Chicagoland area as well as cities across the country, breaking many cultural barriers and raising awareness about important issues such as sexual and reproductive health, sexual violence and media literacy.

She has worked in healthcare for over ten years in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to research, academics, policy, and community health. In the past, she was a consultant for the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, working on a variety of different projects focusing on minority health in the Midwest.

Prior to her work at OWH, Nadiah worked on a research project focusing on improving pregnancy outcomes of low-income Chicago women. Nadiah earned her Master’s degree in Public Health in 2009 from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago.

Nadiah is one of Goodcity’s 2017 Invest Chicago winners. The Invest Chicago initiative funds non-profit and for-profit business startups run by women. Grant recipients receive funding, as well as coaching, consulting and business management assistance (all provided through StartingUp Now) to help them grow and flourish.


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One Last Prayer

April 10, 2017

Duncan Legacy Fund recipient One Last Prayer lands 3 prestigious festival selections.

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Lead to Change

April 10, 2017

Participants in the March Lead to Change Facilitator Training learned how to facilitate the fun and highly interactive Business Simulation Game to teach entrepreneurship principals in a class setting.

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Brian Jenkins Shark Tank Judge

April 10, 2017

Brian Jenkins, ’93 Alumni of Wheaton Graduate School, was one of this year’s judges in Wheaton College’s 2017 Shark Tank final night of competition.

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PLAN TO LAUNCH: Strategic Business Plan Development

PLAN TO LAUNCH: Strategic Business Plan Development

June 1 – July 20, 2017 / Chicago, IL
Registration Deadline:May 18, 2017

StartingUp Now in partnership with Goodcity Chicago is offering an 8-week class providing first-time entrepreneurs with information, resources, and tools designed to bring business ideas to life. PLAN to LAUNCH: Strategic Business Plan Development will provide insights needed to craft a solid business plan and pitch "the idea". Apply through Goodcity Chicago Incubator Program.

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Videos

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Moxe Overview

Moxe, located in Chicago's South Loop, provides a professional co-working space and coaching services for entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business.

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Entrenuity Summer Business Camp

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Significant Insights with Entrenuity Founder Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins, founder of the non-profit Entrenuity and the for-profit Starting Up Now talks about his background, and the challenges facing the black community in the conclusion of this four-part series for Black History Month. He also discusses why he founded his ministry Entrenuity, which teaches urban youth foundational principals of entrepreneurship based on biblical principles.

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Significant Insights with Entrenuity Founder Brian Jenkins
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