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Bushra Amiwala

Bushra Amiwala

Keynote Speaker: Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the United States; Political & Diversity Activist; Skokie Board of Education

Bushra Amiwala Biography

Bushra Amiwala is a media icon, student, dynamic speaker, and the youngest Muslim elected official in the United States.

At the age of 19, she announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the goal to serve as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. Her campaign has been covered nationally by outlets such as the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times,Teen Vogue, and landing her on the cover of TIME magazine. Bushra recently went down in the Chicago History Museum as the Youngest Muslim Elected in the United States.

Her leadership has extended far beyond her campaign as she’s inspired countless others to increase their civic participation. As a result, she’s been named Glamour magazine’s College Woman of the Year, Seventeen magazine’s Voice of the Year, and internationally as CosmoGirl’s Change Maker of the Year. Bushra was awarded the Public Peace Ambassador award sponsored by the United Nations, and has been named is one of the 18 people to remember from 2018.

In addition to these wards, Bushra is the subject of an original documentary, the female candidate on RUN the Series, and she has made hundreds of TV and radio appearances, including outlets such as Fox, NPR, ABC, and PBS.

Bushra has spoken at countless colleges and universities, organizations and international companies, with live audiences ranging from 25 to 15,000 people. She is currently a senior at DePaul University and serves on the Board of Directors of the Indo-American Democratic Organization (IADO), GenerationVote, Women Empowering Women in Illinois Legislation (WeWill) and SheVotesIL. She holds her elected seat on the Skokie Board of Education, as its youngest member.

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Bushra Amiwala Speaking Topics

Diversity, Identity, and Inclusion

In this popular talk, Bushra shares her approach in unpacking the unconscious bias, microaggressions, tokenism, and how all of us can tackle these concepts in our daily lives. Coupled with a bit of humor, Bushra shares her personal experiences and brings it back with high level concepts and actionable lessons.

Empowering Youth Voices

When she chose to run for office at barely 19, empowering a youth voice was a foreign concept. Hear from Bushra about tangible ways one can become an “everyday leader” and influence their own networks. She shares lessons learned as a young person breaking into politics, rooted around mentorship, networking and not being afraid to ask for things.

Women in Politics

Running for office as a Muslim woman, Bushra found her messages – like those of many other women – to be lost and diminished to her clothing and apperance. She went above and beyond to ensure her platform was the core of her campaign, not her identity, and she shares how we can all continue to support women in politics in this regard.

Imposter Syndrome

Bushra ran for office, clearly seeing gap in her formal qualifications and age – and she did so in spite of her insecurities. Hear the deep impacts of insecurity and imposter syndrome – not just the ways it can show up in your life by how to identify it and overcome it.

We Are All Leaders

We all hold within us the capacity to become involved and lead – and we do not have the time to wait to be asked to do so. In this talk, Bushra addresses the stigma that leadership is something thought of as larger than ourselves, helping participants find their own voice.

Bushra Amiwala Videos

She’s the Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the U.S.
Bushra Amiwala Is One of The Youngest Muslim Elected Officials | NowThis
Why you can’t afford to wait | Bushra Amiwala | TEDxDePaulUniversity

How to book Bushra Amiwala?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bushra Amiwala for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bushra Amiwala, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bushra Amiwala or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bushra Amiwala?

Booking fees for Bushra Amiwala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bushra Amiwala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bushra Amiwala?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bushra Amiwala for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bushra Amiwala for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bushra Amiwala or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bushra Amiwala or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bushra Amiwala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Diversity and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bushra Amiwala for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Bushra Amiwala generally travels from Skokie, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Candice Morgan and Sally Kohn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bushra Amiwala for an upcoming event.

Bushra Amiwala Speaking Topics

  • Diversity, Identity, and Inclusion

    In this popular talk, Bushra shares her approach in unpacking the unconscious bias, microaggressions, tokenism, and how all of us can tackle these concepts in our daily lives. Coupled with a bit of humor, Bushra shares her personal experiences and brings it back with high level concepts and actionable lessons.

  • Empowering Youth Voices

    When she chose to run for office at barely 19, empowering a youth voice was a foreign concept. Hear from Bushra about tangible ways one can become an “everyday leader” and influence their own networks. She shares lessons learned as a young person breaking into politics, rooted around mentorship, networking and not being afraid to ask for things.

  • Women in Politics

    Running for office as a Muslim woman, Bushra found her messages – like those of many other women – to be lost and diminished to her clothing and apperance. She went above and beyond to ensure her platform was the core of her campaign, not her identity, and she shares how we can all continue to support women in politics in this regard.

  • Imposter Syndrome

    Bushra ran for office, clearly seeing gap in her formal qualifications and age – and she did so in spite of her insecurities. Hear the deep impacts of insecurity and imposter syndrome – not just the ways it can show up in your life by how to identify it and overcome it.

  • We Are All Leaders

    We all hold within us the capacity to become involved and lead – and we do not have the time to wait to be asked to do so. In this talk, Bushra addresses the stigma that leadership is something thought of as larger than ourselves, helping participants find their own voice.

Bushra Amiwala Videos

She’s the Youngest Muslim Elected Official in the U.S.
Bushra Amiwala Is One of The Youngest Muslim Elected Officials | NowThis
Why you can’t afford to wait | Bushra Amiwala | TEDxDePaulUniversity
Bushra Amiwala : Explore Your Purpose
Bushra Amiwala Denies Corporate Funding

Bushra Amiwala Reviews

  • I was so inspired by Bushra. She walked on stage, put her speech down, and spoke from her heart. She is so funny, authentic and relatable and I wish I brought my 14 and 16 year old daughters to see her! Bushra is the story of an everyday person, with good wit and good will, who is doing extraordinary things. Wishing her well and requested her to speak at our Conference in March!
    The Chi Youth Summit - Oct 17 2019

  • I heard Bushra speak at the Indivisible Chicago Summit, and let me tell you, this woman is going places! So poised, confident, and I am not sure if she knows this, but she is absolutely hilarious. So engaging to listen to and I was very impressed by Bushra. I hope to see more of her, and hope she continues to stay engaged and involved as I know her story has already inspired many. Keep shining Amiwala!
    Indivisible Glenview - Apr 04 2018

How to book Bushra Amiwala?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bushra Amiwala for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bushra Amiwala, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bushra Amiwala or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Bushra Amiwala?

Booking fees for Bushra Amiwala, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bushra Amiwala, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Bushra Amiwala?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bushra Amiwala for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bushra Amiwala for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bushra Amiwala or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bushra Amiwala or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Bushra Amiwala is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Faith & Religion, Diversity and Political. The estimated speaking fee range to book Bushra Amiwala for live events is Below $10,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Bushra Amiwala generally travels from Skokie, IL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Liz Dozier, Candice Morgan and Sally Kohn. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bushra Amiwala for an upcoming event.

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