Daisy is Executive Director of the Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality (WISE), a New York based non-profit organization dedicated to building a unified, compassionate change movement of Muslim women committed to creating a peaceful and equitable environment. Formerly, Daisy served as Executive Director of American Society for Muslim Advancement, where she spent the last eighteen years creating groundbreaking intra- and inter-faith programs based on cultural and religious harmony through interfaith collaboration.
Since 2014, the world has witnessed an unprecedented rise in violent extremism causing intense scrutiny and distrust of Muslims. Daisy, heartbroken that so many people continue to misunderstand her faith, she has devoted her life to confronting these challenges by promoting interfaith collaboration and amplifying the ethical and egalitarian values of Islam.
She lectures in the US and internationally and appears regularly on media outlets like CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC and is frequently quoted in print publications like The New York Times and Time. She has appeared in numerous documentaries including PBS’s Three Faiths, One God, Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, and National Geographic’s Inside Mecca.
She is a recipient of more than a dozen awards hailing her as a bridge builder and advocate for women and social justice. More Magazine described her as “a Link between Moderate Islam and the West.” Women’s E-News included her in their “21 women of the 21st century.” The Huffington Post listed her as one of their “Top Ten Women Faith leaders.” Time magazine mentioned her in their 100 Most Influential People of 2011.