Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals to Host Leadership Summit April 21

Apr 10, 2012, 11:00 ET from Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals

Annual Conference Offers Muslim-Americans Workshops in Communications, Networking; Speakers to Examine Critical Role of Muslim Professionals in the Muslim-American Mosaic

PLAINSBORO, N.J., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Muslim Americans from across the U.S. will convene at the Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) 5th Annual Leadership Summit Saturday, April 21 in Plainsboro, New Jersey. The summit entitled "Emerging and Evolving as a Leader," includes workshops on effective networking, negotiations and communication strategies, and panels on the leadership mindset and the role of the Muslim-American professional.

"The CAMP summit provides a unique opportunity for participants to network, hone career-building skills and move forward on their leadership trajectory – all vital to helping attendees achieve their professional and personal goals," said Imran Eba, executive director of CAMP. "The annual meeting is a forum to celebrate Muslim-American contributions in areas such as business, civic engagement and philanthropy and to discuss workplace challenges, collaborate and develop solutions. You'll come away inspired by the caliber of leaders within the Muslim-American professional community."

Muslim-American professional women and men working in academia, arts, business, engineering, informational technology, law, politics, healthcare, and social sciences are expected to attend.

Hosain Rahman, CEO and founder of Jawbone, a consumer electronics company specializing in mobile devices; and Hayat Sindi, a biotechnologist who co-founded Diagnostics for All, a non-profit medical organization, are keynote speakers.

Additional speakers include: Maria Ebrahimji, director and executive editorial producer at CNN; Edina Lekovic, director of policy and programming for the Muslim Public Affairs Council; and Mustafa Tameez, political campaign advisor and founder of Outreach Strategists.

CAMP's 5th Annual Leadership Summit will be held at the Wyndham Princeton Forrestal Hotel & Conference Center. Details: Follow @CAMPONLINE on Twitter or Facebook/CAMPONLINE.

The Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals (CAMP) was founded in 1994 and today is an association of more than 7,000 mid- to senior-level Muslim professionals working to empower each other and the group to advance and excel, not only in their careers, but also their broader community and philanthropic efforts. CAMP promotes active engagement on platforms of professionalism, mutual respect and trust to encourage dynamic and proactive thought, action and interaction. CAMP currently has chapters in five locations – Chicago, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. and is increasing its online presence to reach members across the nation. 

SOURCE Council for the Advancement of Muslim Professionals