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|Mahnaz Shabbir is president of Shabbir Advisors, an integrated strategic management consulting company focusing on planning, marketing, public relations, diversity transformation and website design on a national basis. Over the last five years, Shabbir has given over 200 lectures, locally, nationally and internationally to organizations interested in knowing more about diversity issues. She has been the subject of dozens of articles, both locally and nationally. In March 2005, Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius appointed Shabbir to the REACH Health Care Foundation Community Advisory Committee, a $100 million foundation. Shabbir is also on the faculty at Baker University teaching strategic planning and marketing classes in the school of Professional and Graduate Studies, Park University teaching classes in health care administration and at Avila University teaching diversity classes. She has been a lecturer at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and Fort Belvoir, Virginia.|
Prior to forming her own company, Shabbir was the Vice President for Strategic Planning and Business Development at Carondelet Health, a Catholic health care system in Kansas City. She had been with the organization for over 18 years. In this capacity, Shabbir planned $40 million projects like the four story medical mall at Saint Joseph Health Center. She has a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri- Kansas City.
Shabbir is very involved in community activities that range from the Central Exchange and Boy Scouts of America to being a leader amongst the Muslim community in the greater Kansas City. Shabbir is a board member of the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, Boy Scouts of America, CRES (Center for Religious Educational Studies) and University of Missouri-Kansas City Women’s Center Board. She is also the past president of the Heartland Muslim Council and past board member of the Crescent Peace Society. She also was a board member and Kansas Political Chair for the Greater Kansas City Woman’s Political Caucus. Her work has been featured nationally in Family Circle (April 2005) and Entrepreneur (July 2005) magazines and other local and regional media outlets.
Her article, “I am an American Muslim Woman” appeared in the Kansas City Star and was syndicated throughout the United States. She has also written articles for Kansas City Voices, Kansas City Jewish Chronicle, and Ingram’s Magazine. Her articles are found in national publications such as New Light, the National Catholic Reporter and Boomer Market Advisor. She is also the founder of Community Praying for Peace.
Shabbir was featured in the CBS special “Open Hearts, Open Minds” in October 2002 and interviewed in 2003 on Voice of America. In February 2005, she presented an hour-long program on the radio show, Voice of the Cape that aired in Cape Town, South Africa to 150,000 listeners. In May and July 2008, Shabbir was interviewed on Channel Islam International broadcasting to 150 countries worldwide from Johannesburg, South Africa.
Shabbir was the Kansas City Press Club Journalist of the Year for 2003 and received other Journalism awards in 2005 and 2007. She was also recognized by The Women's Foundation of Greater Kansas City: A Celebration of Women in June 2003. In October 2003, Shabbir received the award for Community Image from the Heartland Muslim Council. In March 2004, she received the YWCA award for the Gold Honoree in the category of Racial Justice. Shabbir Advisors was nominated as “Minority Professional Service Firm of the Year” at the US Small Business Administration annual regional meeting in November 2004. In November 2005, Shabbir received a special recognition award from the Crescent Peace Society for her contributions in community service. On September 11, 2006, Shabbir received the Human Rights award from Church Women United. She received the ACLU Liberty Award for Racial Justice and honored at the CRES annual Thanksgiving dinner in 2007. In 2008, she received the Humanitarian Award from Harmony.
Shabbir is the mother to two adult sons and two young sons. She is also a certified tree farmer.