• Meagan Lynn

Bushra Amiwala on Overcoming Limits and Stepping Into Your Power

Imagine competing for a job against someone who has nearly two decades more experience than you. Bushra Amiwala did just that when she decided to run for county commissioner in Cook County, Illinois–the second largest county in the country–at 19 years old.

Though she lost her first election, she ran again two years later and was elected to the Skokie School Board at age 21 as a junior in college making her the youngest Muslim elected official in the country. Her local campaign earned her national attention, being recognized as Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year, Seventeen Magazine's Voice of the Year, making the cover of TIME Magazine, and sharing her story at major events across the country to inspire others to take action.

Bushra joined Ten Minute Talks to share how she overcame limiting beliefs and found the confidence to step into her power and how you can, too.


📱Follow Bushra: @bushraamiwala (Instagram) @bushraamiwala (Twitter)

💻 Visit her website: bushraamiwala.com

You can also listen on Apple Podcasts here or Spotify here.

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