“We are so thankful to have had Jerin as our keynote speaker. … She left the audience inspired and with ideas on how they could drive change in their own communities, no matter their background or experience. … Jerin has empowered us with her story, and our conference would have been incomplete without her impactful voice."
Sarina Deb , Kaili Liang and Ayato Shigihara
Co-Leaders, Women Driving Change at Crystal Springs Uplands School
"Jerin ... built a completely new channel for us. With very little direction, she built a very successful new business for us ... she drove over 75 new leads per month and 40 deals. Over the course of the year ... she helped drive $1 million in new business.
Jerin can take the outline of an idea and build a complete plan. She draws on her experience, pulls ideas from others and formulates a step-by-step executable plan. She continually exceeded all expectations.
... a dynamic individual that will make an immediate impact on the business."
"There’s no one I’d rather have in my corner than Jerin Arifa. She has truly catapulted my business, Feminist Self-Defense, to the next level. She ... has the ability to see my unique potential, and possesses the concrete tools and strategies to make my highest purpose a reality.
I know that I’m good at what I do, but without Jerin's help, no one would benefit from it. She was literally the missing link in connecting me with my potential. Jerin has opened the door of opportunity, far beyond what I could have envisioned for myself. With her by my side, I know I can accomplish anything."
TEDx Speaker, Adjunct Instructor and Founder, Feminist Self-Defense.
"Jerin Arifa has made me confident and has empowered me to own my space. She guided me on how to become a activist from ground up. ... I am beyond grateful to have Jerin in my life because without her, I wouldn’t have the self-confidence that I have today. She has been my mentor and has exceptional skills to end gender discrimination and sexual harassment. ... with grace, passion, and strength."
Founder and President, Michigan Skyline High School NOW Club.
“Jerin is determined to leave the world a better place than she found it. … she has truly dedicated her life to promoting intersectional feminism and combating all forms of discrimination. … she has been an invaluable resource of guidance and inspiration for myself … Jerin is kind and relatable, but still a force to be reckoned with; she is changing society for the better.”
Harvard Alumna, Jewish Week's 36 Under 36 and Director of Academic Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel to New England.
"Jerin is an inspiring mentor who imparts invaluable wisdoms about how to turn a vision into a reality. Her positive outlook, determination, and commitment to community have allowed her to make record strides on issues pertaining to women's empowerment. ... Jerin's commitment to guiding the next generation of feminists reflects her talent for training and facilitation."
Founder, Leading Women of Tomorrow; Public Outreach Chair, the Governor’s Youth Advisory Council.
"I am only 14-year-old writer for Ms., but I have been a fan of Jerin Arifa for a while--a Brown, Muslim activist discussing intersectionality--it's a rare feeling these days for young Brown Muslims to see themselves in such a positive light."
"I am beyond grateful for what Jerin has brought to my life. ... I walked in to that interview feeling confident and competent, and was offered the job two weeks later with a salary nearly twice as much as I was expecting."
"...The thing which impresses me the most is her ability to anticipate needs and her efficiency vis-à-vis completing the task - before you are even aware of the need!! On more than one occasion I have been saved by the fact Jerin is always two steps ahead."