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Inspiring Women From

The African Diaspora

To Step Into Civic Leadership Positions

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A nonpartisan civic leadership organization that supports political inclusion and promotes gender equality!

WE REVEAL THE FULL TALENT AMERICA HAS TO OFFER FOR SERVICE IN ELECTED OFFICES.

INSPIRE

We encourage women to run while leveraging their identities.

ORGANIZE

We turn resources into the power to make change. 

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LEAD

We support women to lead and to stay in leadership positions.

WHO WE ARE

Ayada Leads is a Twin Cities-based non-profit organization that inspires African Diaspora women to participate meaningfully in the political and civic life. Using a community-based approach, we provide resources for women, especially New Americans, in order to run for office and become engaged in civic matters. 

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ILHAN OMAR

CONGRESSWOMAN

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is the first woman Ayada Leads recruited to run for office. She represents MN District 5 which encompasses Minneapolis & surrounding suburbs

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COUNCILWOMAN

NADIA MOHAMED

Councilwoman Nadia Mohamed is the youngest elected official trained by Ayada Leads. She holds the At-Large B seat on the St. Louis Park City Council.

Our Programs

To Empower Our
Women And Girls

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WE REVEAL THE FULL TALENT AMERICA HAS TO OFFER FOR SERVICE IN ELECTED OFFICES.