Co-Founder and CEO of ROAR for Good
Yasmine was born in Kuwait and lived there until she was 8 years old. One day officials arrived at their home and said that they had an hour to gather up their belongings and leave to go to the U.S. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War
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Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur and community leader. 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 safety 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 100’s most dynamic people shaping business. She was also recognized as one of Philadelphia’s Top 20 Tech Disrupters for her work empowering women.
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