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March 26, 2008 > Moina Shaiq named Woman of the Year award

Moina Shaiq named Woman of the Year award

Moina Shaiq, the President and co founder of Muslim Support Network (MSN) has won the prestigious Woman of the Year award, in recognition of her service to the community by Senator Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro) on March 10, for the Tenth Senate District.

Shaiq has been a resident of Fremont for the last 25 years, with her husband and four children. Before her active involvement in the community, she was looking after her business of computer sales for ten years.

Shaiq, who has Bachelors degree in Psychology and Economics, is currently the chair of the Human Relations Commission of Fremont city, also the vice president of Tri-City Homeless Coalition. She is also a board member of Washington Hospital Foundation and member of Fremont Alliance for a Hate Free Community. Shaiq has been serving as the President of MSN since the past 3 years of its inception and is involved in providing language as well as cultural outreach, transportation, health and mental health services in Fremont.

According to Senator Corbett, "Moina is an incredible woman who has dedicated her life to her family and community. She is an inspiration to so many people and continues to show the importance of investing in our local communities." On receiving this award, Moina Shaiq said, "When I got the call from Senator Corbett, I felt very overwhelmed and humbled on getting this recognition. 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."

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