Shaana Rahman is a bicycle personal injury lawyer who runs her own firm, and is dedicated to tearing down barriers to women leading in business and succeeding in their careers. Hear Shaana's story and then join a guided discussion group on topics of race, gender, leadership in the workplace, and leadership in the bicycling movement.
Location: Oakland Public Library Main Branch (14th Street between Madison Street and Oak Street), 6:00pm-7:30pm.
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More information: Shaana A. Rahman is the principal and founder of Rahman Law PC, a woman-owned and women powered law firm representing victims of traffic violence. A devoted supporter of bicycle and pedestrian advocacy groups, Ms. Rahman educates the community on legal rights and responsibilities while using shared roads through her work with non-profit organizations, and by publishing articles and speaking on these topics to interested groups. Over the course of two decades as a trial lawyer, a field heavily dominated by men, Ms. Rahman has also been committed to mentoring students who are women, persons of color or others from diverse backgrounds to help them break traditional barriers to entry into trial work. Her commitment to inclusion stems from her own background growing up as a mixed race child in a culturally and ethnically homogenous suburban neighborhood, being raised by a single mother with limited economic resources. The path to college and then law school meant holding down several jobs while trying to face the usual academic challenges. While becoming a lawyer seemed like the golden ring of equality, the reality was much different. In her practice, she has faced sexism, harassment, bias and racism, both on an individual level and a systematic level. Ms. Rahman has overcome these hurdles and is a leader in her legal community and has been recognized for her excellence in the practice of law. She now shares her experiences in overcoming/fighting/changing the intersectionality of race, gender, and poverty as a professional and as a human.
Oakland, CA 94612