Middle East Women’s
Leadership Network

We are passionate about helping women become world-class
leaders by using media for their mission. 

About Us


The Middle East Women’s Leadership Network empowers women to serve some of the toughest regions of the world. Our special focus is helping women to become world-class leaders by using media for their mission. We create a space where women can receive valuable resources and build relationships to leverage their platform. As result of strategic planning and connections, several collaborative projects have been formed for the Middle East.
We explore important trends, exchange expertise, and encourage innovation. Our strategic sectors include

  • Media Engagement
  • Gender Equality
  • Religious Freedom
  • Trauma Counseling
  • Peace and Security

The combination of mentoring and leadership forums helps our network participants build confidence and develop a personal action plan. Our collective efforts contribute to the larger movement of developing female leaders and reaching millions in the Middle East.
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Muslims Next Door


This insider’s view of how Muslims think and live goes beyond false stereotypes and provides practical suggestions on how to establish friendships that can point to Christ. Since September 11, 2001, Americans are more curious about the followers of Islam. We can no longer afford to be ignorant of such an influential and historical world religion. Muslims Next Door dispels commonly held myths and helps readers to better understand how Muslims think. Author Shirin Taber comes from a multicultural background and has lived in Iran, France, and Turkey, and now in the United States. Stories of her experiences as well as from interviews with Muslims help readers understand the human side of Islam. Each chapter contains questions for reflection to use in group settings. The book also includes a glossary of Islamic terms.


Invite a speaker


Contact us to invite a speaker for your organization, church, class or women’s group.

Whether it’s the latest headlines about radical Islam, the persecuted church, women’s movements, or ways to support human rights, we can address important issues on people’s minds.

Shirin Taber
Founder and Director, Middle East Women’s Leadership Network

Shirin Taber comes from a multicultural background and is the author of Muslims Next Door (Zondervan/Harper Collins). With an Iranian Muslim father and an American Catholic mother, she has lived in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. Currently, she is directing the Middle East Women’s Leadership Network, which equips and empowers females to impact the Farsi-speaking world. With a background in media and cross-cultural training, Shirin assists multiple organizations in faith-based initiatives. The Los Angeles Times, Detroit Free Press and Fox News have featured her writing and work among Muslims and Christians alike. Previously, Shirin served with Cru, the JESUS Film Project, the Visual Story Network, the Strategic Resource Group and the Christian Broadcasting Network. She is a graduate of the University of Washington and is fluent in English, French and Farsi.

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