In March 2018, MALA launched its “Muslims in Tech” conversation series in Chicago.
Now, it’s a series, with the next conversation planned for July 31. Every quarter, MALA will convene a panel of leading Muslim American professionals in Chicago to share their stories, examine the tech industry, and take questions from the audience.
Our inaugural event was held at 1871, a tech hub in the Merchandise Mart. It focused on tech founders and was attended by nearly 40 Muslim American professionals. Following the panel discussion, attendees network over a catered reception. Our next discussion will be held at WeWork Grant Park and will be titled, “Life of a Software Engineer.” The evening will focus on the importance of creative problem solving to being successful in the field.
In September, the series will focus on Muslim American Women in Tech.
As attendees observed at the inaugural event, this series is unique in Chicago – and much needed: this is a professional space where Muslim Americans of diverse backgrounds can share their stories and network within the tech industry. MALA is proud to have established this initiative.