We are pleased to announce this year's Idaho Conference on Refugees Keynote Speaker will be Yasmine Mustafa.
Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur, community leader, and advisor. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War.
After numerous immigration woes, she graduated summa cum laude with an Entrepreneurship degree from Temple University and subsequently founded her first startup, an affiliate marketing company helping writers monetize their content. After growing that company, she sold it to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley.
Yasmine also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code.
Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a self-defense wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence.
Yasmine was selected as one of the BBC's 100 Women of 2016 as well as Upstart's 100 most dynamic people shaping business, recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters and won "Technologist of the Year" at the Philadelphia Geek Awards in the last year for her work empowering women.