"I seek to uncover what I know each girl possesses: a vision and a voice."
UN Panel on Policies to Change the World
A strong believer in the UN's Sustainable Development Goal agenda, I was honored to speak on a panel at the 75th UN General Assembly's SDG Media Action Zone, advocating for youth-inclusive policies and women and girls.
TEDxYouth: Changing the Narrative, One Muslim Woman at a Time
There are 900 million Muslim women in the world. Yet, the media often provides one narrative to consume. In her talk, 16 year old Jana shares her experience as an Egyptian-American Muslim. Her message: we must all use our stories to connect, to inspire, and to motivate.
National Champion in Oratory (2017)
In my speech, I underscore the dangers of a post-truth world, drawing parallels from The Holocaust and violence against Muslims. My speech won the top prize in the Original Oratory category at the National Tournament of the National Speech & Debate Association in Birmingham, Alabama.
Workshop at Women's Foundation of Boston
As an activist and public speaker, Jana's goal is to inspire girls and women to take control of their own narratives. Join us for this unique opportunity to hear Jana’s story and to learn how to become a compelling, confident, persuasive and effective public speaker.
Workshop at Shine From Within
Having spoken at the United Nations and given a TEDx talk, Jana shares her public speaking expertise with our audience of young people at the Shine From Within's Online Week. Join us for this lovely chance to hear Jana tell her story and explain how you can become a better public speaker!
One Bead: Local Leadership Spotlight
Our speaker today is Jana Amin. Jana is an Egyptian-American Activist senior in high school. Today's donations will be going towards an organization she works closely with called The Collateral Repair Project, a nonprofit based in Jordan to support refugee women and girls. Jana is passionate about education and has shifted a lot of her activism to bringing awareness around the impact that the COVID-19 crisis is having on keeping girls in school.