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Sandy Ali

Sandy Ali

Fiserv, Business Analyst.

WIT Volunteer Spotlight 

  • Hometown: Iraq
  • Volunteer Position at WIT? Marketing Manager
  • How long have you volunteered for WIT?: 4 years

Supporting WIT…

Why did you start volunteering with WIT?

I grew up in a country where women hardly have any rights, but when I moved to America, I was fortunate enough to experience new opportunities and wanted to be able to take advantage of them. WIT is exactly what I was looking for because it empowers women. The amount of support I’ve received from the women of WIT has helped me grow to become the young professional woman I am today. WIT has also inspired me to give back to the Community and support all women in every way I can. (Empowered Women Empower Women)

What do you find most rewarding about volunteering with WIT?

What I find most rewarding is having the opportunity to support other women, being part of this community and being able to give back to others who supported me along the way. I also feel very fortunate to have met so many people in this organization who are practically family to me.

What is your favorite program / event within WIT?

Program: WIT YoPros.
Event: WIT Awards because it rewards the incredible accomplishments the women of the organization make.

About our Volunteer…

What about you…What would you like to share that people may not know? Fashion is a strong passion of mine, and one of my goals is to develop my own fashion line, donating the proceeds to the refugees in the middle east.

What experience in your life made you a stronger person? Growing up in a war-torn country where fearing for your life was as commonplace as women’s rights were scarce. Leaving my home and everything I knew for Syria, only to have to start all over again coming to the United States. Growing up with strict parents taught me many lessons throughout this entire journey. And finally, in the US,
finding safety, gaining an education, and having the opportunity to build myself up made me a stronger person. 

What is your favorite word/phrase/quote? There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.