Arfah Farooq

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Arfah Farooq

Fellow’s Profile

Arfah Farooq

Exploring, activating and empowering Muslim women in technology

Fellowship

Focus

Ensuring Muslim women's participation in the technology sector

Fellowship year

2017

Locality

South East

Biography

I am a lifelong community builder, from shaping the regeneration of east London post-2012 Olympics to building resilience in young people as a youth trustee for a charity. I accidentally co-founded a start-up called Discoverables in 2012. This catapulted me into the technology world which led me to co-found Muslamic Makers, a community for Muslims who upskill and pioneer the world of technology, in 2016. My 2017 Fellowship explored Muslim women in technology in the USA, UAE and Pakistan where I vlogged my travels and brought back my expertise to help businesses. I have been featured as a trailblazing Muslim woman as part of the International Women's Day campaign and been named as a top 30 London Tech Week Changemaker in 2018. I have a day job working in government, where I managed an internal community of more than 1,500 product and delivery managers across the UK Government and led the No.10 Innovation Fellowship Programme. I have been on a secondment at NHSX, a leading community for artificial intelligence professionals in healthcare. I am also a Design Council expert and angel investor in start-ups for Ada Ventures.

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