Arfah Farooq

Arfah Farooq | Reluctantly Brave

I am a proud multipotentialite who from a very young age has been involved in a number of projects. From shaping the regeneration of East London post 2012 Olympics to building a resilience in young people as a youth trustee for a charity.

I accidentally founded a startup that raised funding but eventually failed, I went on to then lead the Marketing for a coding bootcamp and got really passionate about diversity in technology which led me to co-found MuslmaicMakers a meetup for Muslims working in tech. I’m 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 I vlogged my travels and I’ve bought back my knowledge to now help businesses solve various problems as a creative business strategist at Reluctantly Brave. You can check this out on

I was featured as a trailblazing Muslim Women as part of International Women’s Day campaign and have been named as a top 30 London Tech Week Changemaker.