T.E.A. Talks: A Quarterly Initiative of the Ismaili Jamatkhana and Center


The Ismaili Jamat Khana and centre Tea Talks planning team with the speakers, at the Ismaili Centre Houston. From left: Rizwan Ali, Sahira Sunesara, Sahar Paz, Munira Panjwani, Mandy Kao, Sneha Merchant and Chau Nguyen.
Photos: Quy Tran

HOUSTON: On June 2, the Ismaili Jamat Khana and Center hosted its inaugural T.E.A. Talks event. T.E.A. Talks stands for Talk – Educate – Ask and aims to empower, provide access to industry trailblazers, promote networking and help build careers while focusing on a chosen charity at each event.

In this first tea talk secession, four powerful female voices of the Houston community provided their perspectives on finding your voice and empowering you to achieve your goals. The event also highlighted the great work of the Houston Area Women’s Center in improving the quality of women’s lives throughout our region. The first series featured Mandy Kao, Sahar Paz, Lisa Powers and Chau Nguyen.


With the pace and explosion of voices, ideas, and opinions in the digital ether, it’s easy to lose one’s voice and control of your priorities. Quarterly T.E.A. Talks are designed to help re-align your priorities to your personal values.