Why I’m Running…
Hayward is changing rapidly. Rising housing costs, increasing debts, higher crime, and jobs that don’t pay a living wage; it’s clear these changes are hurting people, and my fight is for them.
Why I’m Running…
As a long time Hayward resident, I know how important community is and I want to ensure we invest in our community. The changes in the Bay Area are impacting Hayward, and we need to make sure that everyone is impacted in a positive way.
Hayward is changing rapidly. Rising housing costs, increasing debts, higher crime, longer commutes, and jobs that don’t pay a living wage; it’s clear these changes are hurting people, and my fight is for them.
Our future is being affected by decisions being made today.
Seniors, students, and working people are my priority.
It is time for ONE OF US to make this city WORK FOR ALL OF US.
I’ll champion housing at all income levels; improve pedestrian safety; simplify process for small businesses; and expand services tailored to the needs of seniors, youth, and working people.
I’m last on the ballot – please make sure you vote for me.
Hayward’s election for City Council has moved to November 2018. There are no term limits in Hayward and we need a new voice, ideas that work, and a council member that represents the larger community and understands the challenges that are on the horizon. Aisha will fill the void we have seen in the city. She has a proven track record, will rebuild the trust in the local government, and work for the people that live in Hayward.
Who Am I…
Tragedy struck my family, leaving me in foster care before I could tie my own shoes. Yet in every family, culture, and language I lived with, everyone simply want an opportunity to succeed and provide for their family.
I’m an organizer, non-profit director, and a working class American who earned an MBA in Hayward.
I’ve worked on the ground with people in desperate need of housing, mental health and food security services; and in the boardroom with service providers.
I’m dedicated to the community and my experiences prove I’m ready to lead Hayward to a stronger and brighter future for ALL of HAYWARD.
I’ve served as a non-profit director for multiple non-profit boards (Abode Services, Tri-City Volunteers, and the Afghan Coalition) that focus on community. I’ve worked to ensure housing for low and extremely low-income individuals, provide seniors programs to stay active, have immigrants get involved in the community through civic engagement, and to support victims of domestic violence as they find safety and re-start their lives. I’ve spent years organizing around these issues and many more including education, the environment, civic engagement, and women's rights.
I have background in policy, technology, business, international relations and local communities. I have a very broad background that lets me tackle any problem head-on. Currently, I serve as a Business Information Technology Consultant for Santa Clara County. I have successfully saved the County millions of dollars in enterprise-wide agreements with technology contracts with Microsoft, Adobe, Amazon and many more.
Recently, I was honored to be named named one of San Francisco Business Times’ 2017 Most Influential Woman in Business, highlighted in San Francisco Magazine’s “The Resistance” Issue (for her community organizing), named 40 Under 40 by CSU East Bay, as well as an American Graduate Champion by KLRU via a grant by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting for my passion for education. Not to mention numerous other awards such as the Unity Award by CA State Senator Bob Wieckowski and Inspirational Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Kansen Chu - to name a few.
I was also selected to be a part of the White House Roundtable of Afghan American Leaders as well as being invited to the White House's Annual NowRoz event. As a proud American, I pride myself on hard work, community building, and creating opportunities for everyone and especially for those in need.
I’ve attended public school and graduated with her B.A. in Political Science. I’ve also went on to receive my Masters in Business Administration at California State University, East Bay.
California State University - East Bay
Masters In Business Administration -M.B.A
San Jose State University
B.A. Political Science
Address: Hayward, CA
Abode Services - Board Member
Tri-City Volunteers - Board Member
Hayward Democratic Club
Hayward Chamber of Commerce
Women's March Bay Area
The Hayward Collective
United Democratic Campaign - Executive Director
CSUEB - Diversity Center
Alameda County Human Relations - Chair
Alameda County Public Health - Commissioner
Alameda County Democratic Central Committee
2016 Unity Award by California State Senator Bob Wieckowski
2017's Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business
2018 CSUEB 40 Under 40