1. Women exhibiting leadership in their communities;
2. Women creating positive social change and uplifting their community through education, media, arts, philanthropy, spirituality, health and social services;
3. Women committed to empowering Muslim women to realize their full potential as individuals and in relationship to family, community, nation and globe;
4. Women using their Islamic faith as a justification and inspiration for Muslim women’s empowerment;
5. Women dedicated to building a global change movement through cultural expression and open exchange of diverse perspectives.