Shakila Ahmad said she's honored to be the first woman to lead the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati. She's pictured here in the Umyyad Room at the center, which contains replicas of artifacts from the ancient Syrian dynasty. Lucy May | WCPO
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Shakila Ahmad: 'Cincinnati gal' becomes first woman to lead Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

Aims to make region's Muslims feel more connected

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On Jan. 1, Shakila Ahmad became the first woman to lead the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati in the organization's 18-year history. She spoke with WCPO about her goals, local Muslim Americans and what the new role means to her.


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