Transformations: Inside and Out

Hosted by Muslamic Makers

Join us for our first event of 2024 with Ayesha Hussain and Amina Omar who are going to be talking all things career, tech and transformations.

Our events are aimed at Muslims working in tech and digital, entrepreneurs, founders, startups, or anyone interested in finding out more and networking in a Muslim-friendly environment.

Who we are

Muslamic Makers helps the next generation of Muslim changemakers level up across the tech industry and beyond.

We started life as a monthly meetup in 2016 in London which gave Muslims a safe space to share ideas, network and collaborate. We focus on upskilling the community through events, mentorship, programmes, and scholarships. We’ve expanded our events to Manchester, Boston, USA and Toronto, Canada! Now the local community in West Yorkshire has launched, so come along and learn more about us!

Speaker 1: Ayesha Hussain, Data Governance and Quality Lead @ University of Leeds

Ayesha is a data professional with 10+ years of experience in a variety of sectors including Health Informatics, Property, Finance and at present Higher Education. She is adept at translating complex business requirements into tangible results focussed action. Ayesha leads the University of Leeds’ Data Governance and Quality function to turn data into a strategic asset by ensuring data governance and quality. She also advises on Identity and Access Management, Data Design Authority, GDPR and Risk committees.

Ayesha is experienced in Waterfall and Agile methodologies in the software development lifecycle and is also technically astute in SQL, GraphSQL. Her experience as a Senior Business Analyst gives her cross-domain experience from the lens of the business but her technical knowledge provides her with the ability to work in technical data teams.

Ayesha is also active in the Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain domains with a particular interest in applying governance and policy to drive positive transformational change in society.

Speaker 2: Amina Omar, Senior Service Designer @ GDS, Cabinet Office

Amina is a senior service designer working on improving GOV.UK, the UK government website. She studied anthropology at UCL and completed a master’s degree in social and public policy at LSE. Her journey evolved from a role as a technology policy advisor to working as a service designer, where she focuses on problem-solving, user-centred design and improving online public services. She has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Women in Tech Excellence Award 2023. One of her ambitions is to make the technology and digital sector more inclusive for people of all backgrounds. As someone who switched from a non-tech background to design, Amina is passionate about empowering others to find their dream job and learn how to get there.

Please let us know about any dietary requirements (all food will be halal) when you sign up for your ticket 🙂

Capacity for this event is limited, so please only register if you can attend and if your plans change after booking please cancel your ticket so that somebody else can have your space.

Muslamic Makers is committed to creating an inclusive experience for all. If you require any reasonable adjustments to attend, please get in touch.

Careers & Education, Community & Society, Diversity & Inclusion
Transformations: Inside and Out
07th Feb 2024 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Hosted by Muslamic Makers
The Oakland Group, 1 East Parade, Leeds, LS1 2AD
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