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Ep 68 - Women in Leadership Election Edition Chat with Candidate, Sameera Ali
18th October 2022 • I AM MOM Parenting Podcast • Dimple Arora & Shaista Fatehali
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During this special election edition of the podcast, Sameera Ali, current town councillor for Milton Ward 4, (Ontario, Canada)  gives us the scoop on the upcoming municipal election on Oct. 24, 2022.  

Sameera says that representing Milton Ward 4 as Town Councillor has been the honour of her life.  She is now the only woman in Milton running for the position of Regional Councillor.  Sameera discusses her goals if elected, her challenges, her triumphs, her religion, managing motherhood and everything in between.   Listen as we discuss life as a public servant for this mom.

Be sure to listen for:

  • The journey of how she got to where she is today
  • The differences between:
  • Federal, provincial and municipal elections          
  • Town and Regional Councillor
  • Sameera’s reasons for running in this election for Regional Councillor
  • The skills required to provide heart-centred leadership while delivering results
  • Her top priorities to be addressed if elected
  • Sameera’s challenges in politics being a Muslim woman of colour
  • The systems she has in place to keep her family life running smoothly and joyfully
  • Her work with youth and what she wants all young people to know
  • How she manages her social schedule and keeps her immune system robust
  • What she is most grateful for, proud of and looking forward to 

About The Guest:

Sameera has been Town Councillor for Ward 4 in Milton ON, Canada since 2018. She is a long time resident of Milton and blessed to call Canada her home for the past two decades.  Sameera is a mom of four children and has been balancing her career with family life for a very long time.

Sameera has over 15 years of experience in marketing and communications with a masters degree in international relations and political science.

You can learn more and connect with Sameera at



About the Hosts:

About Dimple Arora – Founder of Mindful Evolution

Dimple Arora is the founder of Mindful Evolution (ME) — a parenting movement that aims to empower parents and their kids towards positive transformation and life changing thought, one emotion and one choice at a time.

Dimple is an expert in women and teen empowerment and specializes in helping individuals reduce the debilitating effects of stress and anxiety using mindfulness, nutrition, EFT tapping and other energy psychology modalities. Dimple is a Certified Life Coach, EFT and NLP Practitioner, Holistic Nutritionist and Energy Therapist. She holds degrees in mathematics, business, and education and was previously employed in the corporate world and as a high school math teacher.

You can book a complimentary coaching call with Dimple on her website at and connect with her on social media. 



About Shaista Fatehali – Founder of Thrive Kids

Shaista Fatehali is the founder of Thrive Kids BC where she works with children and families to help nurture connection, empower a sense of self - worth and discover what is needed for individual families to thrive. Shaista is a speaker and the author of the children’s book BACK HOME; which has received accolades nationwide. She is a certified children’s and parent life coach and works with clients to build soft skills such as interpersonal awareness, effective communication, emotional agility emotional regulation, problem solving, transition planning and mindfulness . As a teacher and mother of two young girls, her true passion lies in giving her children, her students and clients the tools to reach their most true authentic selves.

To book a complimentary call with Shaista or to learn more about Shaista and the programs she offers at Thrive Kids BC, please visit her website at


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