Areas of Expertise
Community Building, Diversity and Inclusion , Startups
Arfah is a lifelong community builder and advocates for diversity and inclusion. From shaping the regeneration of East London post 2012 Olympics to building resilience in young people as a youth trustee for a charity.
She accidentally co-founded a startup called Discoverables. This catapulted her into the technology world which led her to co-found MuslmaicMakers, a community of Muslim Changemakers who upskill & pioneer the world of tech. Muslamic Makers was recently listed as The 100 Most Innovative Global Muslim Startups to Watch
She is a 2017 fellow of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and has been awarded a prestigious fellowship exploring Muslim Women in Technology in USA, UAE and Pakistan where she vlogged her travels and brought back her expertise to help businesses. Arfah is a multiple award winner, from top 30 London Tech Week Changemaker in 2018, Top 20 women in the software power list in 2021 by Google for Startups and Makers. She was also shortlisted for the Muslim Women Awards and We are Tech Women awards.
Arfah’s has vast experience in the private and public sector. For the UK Government, she built an internal community of 1,500+ product and delivery managers, built and launched the first Number 10 Innovation fellowship program to get senior talent into government, and built out the is AI community in healthcare in NHSx. She is also an Angel Investor in startups as part of the Ada Ventures Angels programme to invest in underrepresented talent.