Suzy S. Ismail

Cornerstone Consulting & Counseling, LLC

Author * Instructor * Speaker * Consultant

Available for:

♦ Guest Presentations at Programs, Universities & Events

♦ Book Signings & Creative Writing Workshops

♦ Corporate Diversity & Communication Seminars

♦ Public Speaking, Marriage, Family & Career Consulting

♦ Marriage Seminars, Workshops, Programs, & Family Communication Counseling

Suzy Ismail is currently a Visiting Professor of Communication at DeVry University and the Founder and Head Communication Counselor at Cornerstone. She is the author of several books and is also a high school English teacher. She received her Bachelor's in English, Communication and Middle Eastern Studies, her Master's in Communication and Information Studies, and is currently working on her Doctorate in Human Services with a focus on Marriage and Family Intervention. 

She specializes in presenting a range of communication seminars and workshops at major corporations, conferences and events that address issues such as marriage, divorce, unity, youth and women empowerment, and cultural and religious diversity in the workplace. She serves on many non-profit boards and commissions and is the author of: 

Modern Muslim Marriage: Finding the Right Match & Making Your Marriage Succeed (2012)

9 to 5: Muslims in the Western Workplace (2011)

When Muslim Marriage Fails: Divorce Chronicles & Commentaries (2010)- International Book Awards Finalist 

&  The BFF Sisters: Jennah's New Friends (2001)

Look for her newest publication due out soon "On the Road to Recovery: Mending Broken Hearts" (Amana 2016).  Her upcoming works include "Modern Muslim Women"(Amana),  "Voices of the Arab Spring" (Pending) and "Khadija's Journey" (Taqwa Media).  She currently resides in New Jersey with her husband  and their three children.

References will gladly be provided upon request.  Please contact her today at for a free consultation or to arrange for a speaking engagement. 

Presentations 2015: 

Thursday, January 15th-January 18th- West Coast ISNA Education Forum, CA

Thursday, February 5th-6th- Grinnell College- Grinnell, Iowa

Thursday, March 5th- John Jay College- NY, NY

Saturday, March 14th-15th- Youth and Family talk- Carmel, Indiana

Monday, March 23rd-24th- Stony Brook University, NY

Saturday, March 28th- Gender Relations talk- MIST, Philly, PA

Wednesday, April 1st- Modesty and Hijab talk- WPUNJ, NJ

Thursday, April 2nd- Sincerity and Forgiveness talk- Dar-ul-Hijra- VA 

Saturday, April 11th- Albany ICNA Conference- Albany, NY 

Sunday, April 12th- Women and Marriage Conference- ISCJ, NJ 

Tuesday, May 12th- What do Muslims Believe?- Princeton University, NJ

Saturday, May 16th & 17th-  Youth and Marriage Workshops- London, Ontario, CN

May 18th- June 9th- Al-Bayan Class- Guide to Communication- ISCJ, South Brunswick, NJ  

Saturday, May 23rd & 24th- Youth, Parenting, and Marriage talks- ICNA- Baltimore, MD

Saturday, May 30th- Cornerstone Launch, North Brunswick, NJ

Saturday, June 13th & 14th- Writing Across Cultures- SCBWI, Plainsboro, NJ 

Saturday, July 4th- Mohegan Lake- Youth Conference- Hudson County, NY

Saturday, July 11th- PCIE in Plainfield- YM Unity talk- Plainfield, NJ

Sunday, August 9th- MUNA Conference- Hofstra University, NY

Sunday, August 16th- Adams Center- Youth Conference- Sterling, VA

Friday, August 28th- Masjid Al-Aman- Cornerstone Introduction- Matawan, NJ

Saturday, September 5th- NIA Masjid- Family Talk- Newark, NJ

Sunday, September 13th-  Hijabfest- Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ

Friday, September 25th- World's Family Meeting during Pope's Visit, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, October 2nd- IIIS Youth Talk on Gender Relations, East Windsor, NJ

Saturday, October 3rd- Veritas Et Vitas Conference, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Saturday, October 10th- ICNA Seerah Conference, University of Oklahoma, OK

Sunday, October 11th- ICNA Northeast Conference, Convention Center, Hartford, CT

Saturday, October 17th- ICNE Conference, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Saturday, October 31st- WKFA Conference, Women, Knowledge, Faith, Action, Edison, NJ

Sunday, November 1st-3rd- IIIT Conference on Homosexuality- Herndon, VA

Saturday, November 28th-29th- NJ Dawah Conference, Parsippany, NJ

Saturday, December 26-28- MAS ICNA Conference, Chicago, Illinois

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