CAIRO - Inviting Muslim professionals to empower each other and advance their careers, a major Muslim summit will open Saturday, March 23, in the northern US state of New Jersey to promote active engagement and encourage dynamic and proactive interaction among Muslims.
The summit introduces people to Muslim professionals in diverse career-paths and provides networking opportunities, Zainab Chaudary, Communications Director at the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP), told OnIslam.net in exclusive statements.
CAMP's 6th annual leadership summit is scheduled to open Saturday in Princeton, New Jersey.
The summit aims to empower Muslim professionals and advance their careers and excel their community and philanthropic efforts.
This year's CAMP summit aims to leverage the strength of Muslim professionals as a leader.
This year's program is designed to help Muslim professionals recognize their natural talents and provide the knowledge, skills, and practice needed to galvanize their career.
The monthly chapter power hours focus on particular careers, and speakers provide insight into how they broke into their particular field, providing tips, contacts, and advice to attendees also interested in pursuing the same field, Chaudary said, referring to monthly networking events that feature dynamic speakers discussing their field of work and career paths to success.
Founded in 1994 in Chicago, CAMP is a Muslim volunteer organization in the United States.
It aims to empower Muslim professionals and advance and excel, not only in their careers, but also their broader community and philanthropic efforts.
CAMP has more than 7,000 midâto seniorâlevel Muslim professionals representing various industries and professions.
It has chapters in Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.
Events organize by CAMP aim to provide attendees with training and tools that help them evolve as leaders.
CAMP chapters also host other networking and community service events around the year, including collaborative events with other local professional organizations.
The Muslim organization is also working with other interfaith initiatives to foster the spirit of community giving and philanthropy among Muslims.
During the earthquake/floods in Pakistan, CAMP-NY gathered items to ship over to the region in their time of need, Chaudary told OnIslam.net.
Many chapters also participate in charity runs and 5k walks to promote awareness for that particular charity.
For our Summit, we recruit sponsorships from Muslim companies, business and organizations, as well as gain community supporters.
But the volunteer organization is facing some obstacles to advance Muslim professionals.
The only obstacles really are that CAMP is a purely volunteer-run organization, Chaudary said.
We are constantly on the lookout for new officers and volunteers who understand the organization's vision and are interested in growing and innovating the organization for the future.
We're looking for individuals with drive and enthusiasm, who look to nurture the spirit of professionalism on which CAMP has built its reputation.The United States is home to a Muslim minority of between six to eight million.
Reproduced with permission from OnIslam.net