Our Team

Welcome to Johar’s Place where women come together in business. Based in Houston, Texas and inspired by the upliftment efforts of our beloved Moula TUS. We focus on empowering women to achieve their business goals through marketing, networking, trainings, expert advice, and mentorship.

Johar’s Place website is a hub for women owned businesses, crafters, makers and professionals to congregate, find new clients, communicate, collaborate and Inspire each other. We aim to provide support and visibility in a cohesive and structured manner to the talent within the community.

Just as we believe it’s important for us to know who you are and how you approach your business, we also believe it’s important for you to know who we are and how we approach ours. Read below and learn about the people, culture and capabilities that make Johar’s Place happen.

Insiyah Badri

Insiyah is a multi-passionate entrepreneur; she has worked in several industries over the years. She is a computer enthusiast and a lifelong learner. She has worked in web and graphic design for many years. With raza and dua of Aqa Moula (TUS), she along with Sakina Chiba and Hawra Harianawala created Johar’s Place in 2016 with the goal of supporting upliftment efforts brought forth by Maula (TUS). Bringing women together in an entrepreneurial spirit gives her energy. She truly believes in the untapped entrepreneurial spirit of women in our community and will do whatever it takes to provide the tools and support that they need to make their dreams come true. 

Sakina Chiba

Sakina is a pharmacist by training. Her positive outlook on life and her enthusiasm for khidmat, paired with her superior public speaking skills make her a fabulous manager/motivator. 

Hawra Harianawala
Communications and Training Manager

Hawra is a trained visual artist and a Gallup certified strengths coach. She loves words and poetry and believes in the power of prose. Hawra developed the content for Johar’s place. She manages the training and communications for Johar’s Place. 

Rashida Lokhandwala
Event Coordinator

Rashida is a Quality Assurance Analyst by profession and business owner. She employs her excellent people skills at coordinating activities for Johar’s Place.  

Rashida Kachwala 

Rashida believes in gathering experiences. Armed with social media marketing skills, she currently runs her own business full time. Tackling any challenge head-on is at this time a lifestyle choice.

She has a love for words and travelling and hopes for a future where she can turn her passion into profits. She is here because she believes small businesses need to utilize more social media marketing to collaborate, grow and be exciting!

Khadijah Millwala 

Khadjah is our newest core team member. Bio coming soon!

Mubaraka Saifee
Legal Advisor to Johar Place.

Owner of MS Legal Firm