The World’s Premier Muslims Professional Conference

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9:00am – 10:00pm CST

Convene, 16 W Adams St, Chicago, IL

You will walk away from the weekend with renewed inspiration, tangible tools, and a network of support to unlock your full potential.

This year’s conference theme “Leading with Purpose” which you will hear about from our community of global leaders.

AGENDA

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21 

8:00 AM

REGISTRATION + BREAKFAST

 

9:00 AM

Conference Kick-Off

Linda Amrou, Event Consultant, Muppies Executive Team

9:05 AM

Islamic Reminder

Sh. Taha Abdul-Basser, Founder, Straightway Ethical Advisory

9:15 AM

Opening Remarks

Naiel Iqbal, President, Muppies Executive Team

9:25 AM

KEYNOTE:
Leading through Change

Sarah Ismail , Managing Director, Accenture Digital

10:00 AM

FIRESIDE CHAT:
Leading with Purpose in a Global World

Kamran Bajwa , Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Interview by Parvez Ahmed , Diffused Congruence Podcast

11:15 AM

BREAKOUT 1:
The Halal Economy: Trends and Opportunities

Amany Killawi, Co-Founder & COO, LaunchGood


Sh. Taha Abdul-Basser, Founder, Straightway Ethical Advisory


M. Shams Billah, Senior Attorney, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

BREAKOUT 2:
Intersectional Civic Engagement: Better, Stronger, Together

Dilara Sayeed, Board President, IL Muslim Civic Coalition


Manzoor Cheema , Regional Organizer, Project South


Sayyeda Mirza-Jafri, Strategic Philanthropy Consultant

BREAKOUT 3:
Barometers and Barriers: Rethinking Diversity and Inclusion

Imman Musa, Ph.D, Clinical Psychologist, The Khalil Center Co-founder and Director of Outcomes and Evaluation at Muslim Women's Professional Network (MWPN


Aisha Ghori Ozaki, Inclusive Diversity Manager Allstate & Board Director of Muslim Women’s Alliance (MWA)



Moderated by Kalia Abiade, MD Strategy & Partnerships, Pillars Fund

12:10 PM

BREAKOUT 1:
Health and Wealth: The Cutting Edge of Healthcare

Khan M. Siddiqui, MD, Founder and CMO, Higi


Suroor Raheemullah, Vice President HR, Dover Corporation


BREAKOUT 2:
Corporate Development and Community: Driving Economic Growth and Making a Difference (in partnership with Muslim Advocates)

Ayisha Irfan, Global Engagement Specialist, Airbnb


Madihha Ahussain , Special Counsel, Muslim Advocates

Vikrum Aiyer, Vice President of Global Public Policy & Strategic Communications, Postmates


Moderated by Fatima Khan, External Affairs Strategist, Muslim Advocates

BREAKOUT 3:
Sell Yourself: Leadership Through Powerful Storytelling

Rima Abdelkader, Reporter and Producer, NBC News NYC


Sana Jafri, Director, Chicago Learning Exchange


Muhi Khwaja, Co-Founder, American Muslim Fund

1:00 PM

LUNCH + NETWORKING
Dhuhr Prayer (12:44 PM)

 

2:00 PM

Muppies Update

Naiel Iqbal, President, Muppies Executive Team



Carmille Lim, Programs/Operations Consultant, Muppies Executive Team

2:15 PM

INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP:
Barakah Culture vs. Hustle Culture: How to Win More Days Without Losing Your Soul

Mohammed Faris, Founder, Productive Muslim Company


2:55 PM

KEYNOTE:
Career & Purpose: An Islamic Reflection

Faisel Hussein, Managing Director, Alvarez and Marsal

3:25 PM

Sponsor Lightning Rounds

Shaarik Zafar , Public Policy Manager, Facebook


Waleed Gabr, Islamic Relief USA

4:10 PM

KEYNOTE:
Break Out Role: Pivoting Industries and Paving New Paths

Muhammad Mian, Founder and Partner, Prysm Capital


UNCONFERENCE:
Networking Energizer

4:45 PM

BREAK

5:00 PM

KEYNOTE:
Breaking Boundaries With Your Identity Intact

Aneesa Muthana, President, Pioneer Service


5:30 PM

Closing Remarks

8:00 PM

MAC2019 Global Social

Nabeel Ali, Director of Engagement, Muppies Executive Team

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sarah Ismail

Managing Director - Accenture Digital

Kamran Bajwa

Partner - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Mohammed Faris

Founder - Productive Muslim Company

Faisel Hussein

Managing Director - Alvarez and Marsal

Shaarik Zafar

Public Poilcy Manager - Facebook

Muhammad Mian

Founder and Partner - Prysm Capital

Aneesa Muthana

President - Pioneer Service

BREAKOUT SESSION SPEAKERS

Ayisha Irfan

Global Engagement Specialist, Airbnb

Amany Killawi

Co-Founder & COO - LaunchGood

Taha Abdul-Basser

Founder - Straightway Ethical Advisory

M. Shams Billah

Senior Attorney - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Dr. Dilara Sayeed

Board President - IL Muslim Civic Coalition

Manzoor Cheema

Regional Organizer - Project South

Sayyeda Mirza-Jafri

Independent Strategic Philanthropy Consultant

Imman Musa, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist - The Khalil Center

Aisha Ghori Ozaki

Board Director of Muslim Women’s Alliance (MWA)

Khan M. Siddiqui, MD

Founder and CMO - Higi

Suroor Raheemullah

Vice President HR - Dover Corporation

Vikrum Aiyer

Vice President of Global Public Policy & Strategic Communications – Postmates

Madihha Ahussain

Special Counsel - Muslim Advocates

Kalia Abiade (moderator)

MD Strategy & Partnerships - Pillars Fund

Rima Abdelkader

Reporter and Producer - NBC News NYC

Sana Jafri

Director - Chicago Learning Exchange

Muhi Khwaja

Co-Founder - American Muslim Fund

Fatima Khan

External Affairs Strategist - Muslim Advocates

MAC2019 GLOBAL EVENING SOCIAL

LOCATION DETAILS

The Conference

16 W Adams St. Chicago, IL

Global Evening Social

311 W Monroe St. Chicago, IL

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OUR SPONSORS

The 2019 Muppies Annual Conference is underwritten by the generosity of our amazing sponsors

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