Suzy Ismail

Suzy Ismail is the Founder and Director of Cornerstone, a non-profit, faith-based communication organization with several locations around the world that focus on youth, family, marriage, identity and relationship rebuilding. She previously taught as a Visiting Professor for over a decade in the Communication Departments of Rutgers and DeVry University and served for many years as a student adviser, teacher, and board member of a local private school. Suzy is the author of many books including “Modern Muslim Marriage,” “9 to 5,” “When Muslim Marriage Fails,” and several other works. She specializes in educating and empowering women, youth, and vulnerable populations by presenting a range of workshops, lectures, and programs both nationally and internationally. Suzy has been interviewed on numerous media outlets and is often featured on talk shows, radio and television broadcasts and podcasts regarding her work. She has presented on the topic of marriage and family at many public and private universities around the world and at the World Meeting of Families during Pope Francis’ first visit to the US. She has also traveled to the border of Syria to work with refugee women, families, and orphans and continues her work with resettlement and relief agencies providing integration intervention. She has served as an executive officer and director on several non-profit boards, commissions, and organizations. Her humanitarian work has been recognized with numerous awards including the Ambassador for Peace Award and the Visionary Muslim Award. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Human Services focusing on Family Studies & Intervention Strategies and resides in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband and three children.