Arfah Farooq

Email [email protected]
Region Greater London
Association Greater London Association

I am a collaborator who loves connecting unique ideas to create one big vision that will impact the world in a positive way. Since a young age I’ve always been involved in something “extra” from school council to community projects. I currently lead various marketing campaigns to get people excited about Makers Academy, a 12 week coding course. I’m passionate about changing lives and empowering more minorities and women into technology. To do that I co-founded MuslmaicMakers a meetup for muslims working in tech. This has led me to receiving this fellowship to travel to Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates and the USA to explore the potential for greater participation in the technology sector among Muslim women. Beyond the world of startups and technology. I graduated in Media and Communication at Goldsmiths College, University Of London; I love Public speaking, filmmaking, campaigning.

  • Blog: Kickstarting digital careers for the BAME community

    1 Mar 2021

    Careers in digital and technology can be a minefield to navigate, especially if you come from a background where you have not been exposed to them. Having run a...

  • Blog: Muslim women in tech

    28 Nov 2018

    I work in the tech industry and frequently find that I’m the only Muslim woman in the rooms I walk into. I’ve never had anyone like myself to really look up to, someone...

  • Video: "I met people so aligned with my values"

    20 Aug 2018

    Watch creative business strategist Arfah Farooq talk about her Churchill Fellowship exploring stories of Muslim women in technology, and the impact her Fellowship has...