Daisy Khan inspires audiences to engage in transformative thinking and action, guiding them toward peacebuilding, countering extremism, and redefining Muslim women's leadership in the twenty-first century. As a trailblazer Khan uses cutting-edge ideas to address seemingly insurmountable issues and challenges. She promotes unity through diversity, develops narratives of peace by creating a counter-momentum to the rise in hateful rhetoric, and shapes 21st-century Muslim women's leadership with a blend of knowledge, passion, and tireless commitment.
Daisy Khan is an award-winning speaker, author, and advocate with a fascinating journey spanning the United States and beyond. Renowned as a bridge builder, she facilitates constructive narratives of harmony in the face of rising enmity and extremism. As the visionary founder of the Women's Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE) her voice rings as a light of reason, guided by an unflinching devotion to women's rights, peacebuilding, and interfaith collaboration.
Her media presence as a seasoned commentator and Op-Ed writer serves to magnify critical dialogues on American Muslims, Islamophobia, and the urgent need to raise women's voices across the political, economic, religious, and social spectrum.
Khan has risen to prominence by using the power of knowledge to envision a world in which unity triumphs over division. She facilitates stimulating conversations that advance narratives of peace in the face of raising waves of hatred.
Her personal motivation, which is firmly entrenched in her faith drives her steadfast commitment to promoting empowerment, and enlightenment across different cultures.
Her influential books include "WISE Up" and "Born with Wings," which explore her path as a contemporary Muslim woman and leader. Among the upcoming publications are "30 Rights of Muslim Women" and "WISE UP- White Supremacy," both of which attempt to challenge harsh discourse on women and polarizing extremist discourse.
She is a skilled public speaker who has spoken at universities, think tanks, schools, business forums, corporations, clubs, and religious institutions and is a frequent commentator on major media sites.
“What an honor You did us last week using the City Club as a launchpad for your campaign on Extremism. Your work, this work is so vital for our nation and the world. We were humbled to play a small role in helping you lift your voice and message.”
Your leadership within Chautauqua’s family propels the institution forward as a place where committed citizens talk reasonably about difficult ideas, celebrate joyfully the arts, and reflect seriously on our faith and the challenge to, and for religion today.