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This profile was last updated on 6/15/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Founder and Executive Director

Phone: (612) ***-****  
Email: f***@***.org
Local Address:  Mpls , Minnesota , United States
Company Description: Isuroon is a new support group created to bring help and healing to Somali women struggling with infertility - a disorder more prevalent and more traumatic within...   more

Employment History


  • masters , public health
    Walden University
  • B.A. , business - project management
    Capella University
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Fartun ..., 15 June 2015 [cached]
Fartun Weli Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Fartun Weli
Fartun Weli is the founder and executive director of Isuroon, a nonprofit with a mission to help Somali women build self-sufficiency and maintain healthy lives. Isuroon is committed to improving the health and upward mobility of Somali women in Minnesota, and promotes health and empowerment for Somali women through health education, communication and advocacy to create policy change. In Somali, "Isuroon" means an independent woman.
Prior to founding Isuroon, Fartun was an application analyst for Park Nicollet Health Services, and an integrated medical record specialist and health unit coordinator at Methodist Hospital. Fartun holds a B.A. in business - project management from Capella University and a masters in public health from Walden University. Certificates: The politics of IT Project Management, Self-Mastery: The Key for Thriving in the New Normal & Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP).
Our Mission | ISUROON, 17 May 2015 [cached]
Fartun Weli Executive Director Founder
At right, Fartun Weli, of ..., 9 May 2015 [cached]
At right, Fartun Weli, of Isuroon, prepared for a U seminar on female genital cutting.
In Minneapolis, Fartun Weli enlists a congressman to condemn female genital cutting in a YouTube video.
“The issue needs to be raised from the horse’s mouth,� said Weli, head of Isuroon, a women’s health nonprofit in Minneapolis. “There’s a leadership role we as a community have to take on.�
Weli is here to tell the future physicians that patients like her need thoughtful care, not pity. Yes, this ritual can complicate the milestones of a woman’s life: the first period, the first sexual intercourse, the births of her children. Weli sometimes refers to it as genital mutilation, the term favored by activists.
But cutting becomes a part of women’s identities, and Weli tells the students, “You learn to live with it.
Meanwhile, Weli got Rep.
Fartun Weli | View all posts ..., 19 July 2014 [cached]
Fartun Weli | View all posts by Fartun Weli → Isuroon | Fartun Weli
Author Archives: Fartun Weli
About Fartun Weli Fartun Weli is the founder and leader of The Isuroon Project, a health-support initiative for Somali immigrant women.
From the Minnesota Daily: Last legislative session, Fartun Weli authored and lobbied for a bill that would help eliminate Somali women's reproductive health disparities.
Fartun Weli hopes her experience helps Somali women facing infertility to strip away any shame.
Isuroon grew from the personal ..., 19 July 2014 [cached]
Isuroon grew from the personal experiences of its founder, Fartun Weli, with infertility. Ms. Weli was unable to find a source that simultaneously discussed both Western and Somali values associated with infertility, so in 2010 she started the Isuroon infertility and health issues project. Ms. Weli's research found that women who are unsuccessful at becoming pregnant have stress levels equivalent to those of women with cancer, HIV, and heart disease.
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