As Salaamu Alikum. Hi there! Welcome to Tech Sisters!
Tech Sisters is a community that strives to challenge the perception of Muslim women by highlighting our accomplishments in the technical space and inspiring others through mentorship and collaboration.
Through my time working in the industry, I learned how important it is to have role models with similar backgrounds and to feel seen. The best part of running Tech Sisters is bringing light to women who are doing incredible things so that newer sisters have someone to look up to. Even if someone is the only Muslim woman at her company, she feels a sense of connection and inspiration from knowing that someone like her can be super successful.
The connection I’m talking about is one based on a shared faith and values system with other women who know what it’s like to scramble to find somewhere to pray dhuhr at work. Who went through the crippling anxiety of picking a modest interview outfit (will they think I’m an extremist if I wear my abaya???). Who also whisper alhamdulillah when the code finally works.
This is what I’m building with Tech Sisters. If that sounds like the perfect place for you, be sure to stay connected by joining our Slack or subscribing to the newsletter. We’re so happy you found us, and we can’t wait to get to know you better!