At The Table with Alaa Murabit

Dr. Alaa Murabit is a UN High-Level Commissioner on health, employment, and economic growth. She is one of 17 globally United Nations Sustainable Development Goal advocates, as well as a medical doctor and women's rights champion and strategist. She has traveled the world and met people who are leaders in their own industries. From names that we know to names that we don't, there are people who have championed inclusive leadership more than anything else. At The Table is a collection of in-depth conversations and interviews with leaders in all industries. It's looking at how we create systems and structures and communities and selves that really represent what we need in the world today. It's called At The Table because the single most important thing is for us to create and cultivate spaces. We invite you to connect with, to learn from, and to teach one another about the importance of inclusive leadership. We want to make sure sure that when you are at any table you are bringing somebody with you, an idea with you, or a perspective with you that isn't already there.


episode 15: The Power of Storytelling with Rabia Anwar Chaudry

Rabia Anwar Chaudry truly believes that understanding and acceptance can come through the power of storytelling. In fact she has used it in her podcasts to help individuals that have been falsely accused of crimes. Rabia joins Alaa today to talk about the influence story telling has not just in learning life’s lessons but also the path to social change.

Being At The Table means:

“To listen to everybody else's perspective is; to learn to just be still and listen to people and understand why are their priorities the way they are” - Rabia Chaudry

Highlights from the Conversation:

  • Her involvement in the creation of Serial Podcast that investigated the claims that Adnan Syed was innocent of murder, one of Rabia’s clients
  • The transition from Serial to Undisclosed, which investigates wrongful convictions and the U.S. criminal justice system, which has helped exonerate 9 defendants
  • The power of District Attorneys and finding the right candidates to run for this office
  • Learning that facts don’t necessarily matter as they can be interpreted differently however changing people’s minds begins with telling stories
  • Getting over the shame of living in domestic violence and divorce
  • A look into her book Fatty Fatty Boom Boom, her memoir around food and family
  • Delving into raising our girls differently to live the life they want
  • And more.

About the Guest:

Rabia Chaudry is an attorney, advocate, and Executive Producer of four-part HBO documentary “The Case Against Adnan Syed.” A NYT bestselling author and co-host of two podcasts Rabia will be publishing her next book “Fatty Fatty Boom Boom”, a memoir on food, fat, and family this year.

About the Host:

Alaa Murabit is an award-winning medical doctor, global security strategist, women’s rights advocate and United Nations High-Level Commissioner on Health, Employment & Economic Growth and Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocate.

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 2021-01-21  50m