Muslim Urban Professionals

Connecting the World's Leading Muslim Professionals

Muppies is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering and advancing Muslim professionals to be leaders in their careers and communities.

We envision a global community of professionals that supports the advancement of Muslim leaders in private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

To learn more about membership criterion and core industries, please see the Muppies Application.

Our Story

In 2006, a group of friends came together to help fill a void in the Muslim community.

Fresh out of college and working to advance their careers, they noticed that Muslim professionals who were on leadership tracks in business, entrepreneurship, government, and the nonprofit sectors faced difficulties forming a network that would help them navigate their careers. They knew they weren’t alone on this journey.

There were many Muslims in similar paths who could offer practical advice that would help other Muslims take the steps to make the most of their careers because, while strong skills and hard work are key determinants of career advancement, networking and mentorship are key stepping stones.

At the time, nothing existed to connect Muslim professionals across professions, industries, and countries for this purpose.

So if it didn’t exist, then why not create it? Why not establish a platform that would help build a community of like-minded professionals, an invaluable support network that would challenge one another and provide career advice, job-search support, and professional insight?

With this vision in mind, Muslim Urban Professionals (Muppies) was founded.

Growing from a simple Google group of 50 professionals to a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization of over 2,800 members in at least 22 different countries, Muppies offers:

Access to selective job opportunities

A global listserv and member database

Acceptance into top MBA and other graduate programs

A global network of talented and enthusiastic professionals

Opportunities to mentor college and high school students

Career development webinars and professional events around the globe

Muppies is driven by the desire of our members to help each other, to lift each other up and to serve as ladders for one another so that the Muslim professional community can advance together. This is the essence of Muppies. This is our story.

Member Engagement Initiatives

Annual Leadership Conference

The world’s largest Muslim Leadership Development Conference. Speakers for our annual conference are highly-respected in various fields including: technology, branding and marketing, media, philanthropy, and international business and represent prestigious companies and high-levels of government including Google, PayPal, National Football League, American Civil Liberties Union, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Local Events

Muppies hosts professional development and networking events in select cities, ranging from large panel events of 80+ attendees to intimate, roundtable discussions with a local industry leader. On average over 100 events are hosted globally every year.


Active email list with job opportunities, education and information sharing, request for data and insights, and opportunities to connect with Muppies members globally. In any given month, over 100 emails are sent over the listserv.

Student Initiatives

Investment Banking Program

Aims to prepare college juniors for the investment banking internship recruiting process by connecting qualified students with mentors working at top tier investment banks and trading firms. Over 40 students have been placed at top-tier banks including JPMorgan, Evercore, Moelis & Company and Goldman Sachs

Consulting Program

Provides high potential college seniors with a series of webinars related to the consulting recruiting process as well as dedicated mentors at top tier consulting firms.

Summer Intern Program

Connects summer interns with Muppies members in the city they are interning in through various welcome events as well as a mentorship program. Approximately 200 students have participated in the program since its inception.


We'd love to hear from you.

Special thanks to our funders and sponsors El-Hibri Foundation | Islamic Relief USA | Pillars Fund | Zapier
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