RIMA SHAHID

Rima Shahid has served as the first Executive Director of Women4Change since 2017. Rima is mandated to lead the implementation of Women4Change’s mission to equip and mobilize women to engage effectively in political and civic affairs in order to strengthen our democracy and to advocate for the leadership, health, safety, and dignity of all women in Indiana.

Before her service at Women4Change, Rima served as the Executive Director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana from June 2015- September 2017. A native Hoosier, she spent more than a decade in the Middle East and worked as Trade Development Officer & Cultural Attaché at the Pakistan Embassy in Bahrain. Rima brings a unique perspective and a diverse approach to community outreach objectives. She is passionate about bringing people together and working tirelessly for a better Indiana. She spends her free time volunteering for various local causes and serving on other nonprofit boards here in Indiana.

Rima lives in Central Indiana with her husband, Muneeb, and their three children.

Favorite CauseWomen’s Rights, Minority Rights & Equality.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?Spending Time With My Husband & Three Children. Reading.
InspirationProphet Muhammad. He Was A Social Justice Warrior And Advocate.
Why are you in nonprofit work?It Is An Honor To Serve As ED Of Women4Change, Where We Engage Women To Become More Politically & Civically Engaged. I Find My Role To Be An Honor; And Where I Can Be A Role Model Not Just To My 2 Daughters But Also My Son.
HeroMy Parents.
One thing that most people don’t know about youI Have Had A Lifelong Love For Reggie Miller.
Best piece of advice you’ve ever receivedStand For The Truth, Even If It Means You Stand Alone.
If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?The Ability To Rewind, Pause, And Forward Time.