Young Professionals Luncheon
at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention
Registration Fee: $75
The Young Professionals Networking Banquet at the 54th Annual ISNA Convention provides a platform for professional growth, skill development, sharing ideas and networking. The luncheon also features a panel discussion with emerging leaders.
Muna Hussaini manages Inclusion & Diversity programs at PayPal and is responsible for rolling out Recharge, a program focused on bringing women technologists who have taken a career break back into the workforce. Previously, Muna served as Chief of Staff for Magento’s Technology organization managing operation rhythms, staffing plans, and $40 million budget across 5 worldwide locations. She was also responsible for leading Magento’s Enterprise Edition release, which eliminated scalability concerns and improved speed and reliability. Prior roles include leading software, application deployment, infrastructure, hardware, storage, networking, and mobile focused programs at PayPal, eBay, and IBM.
Wearing hijab post 9-11 made Muna a target of hate crimes. She suffered through many hate incidents and now uses these experiences to speak out against bigotry while redefining the Muslim American narrative. Currently, Muna serves on the City of Austin Hate Crimes Task force, regularly speaks on behalf of the Anti-Defamation League, and has been featured on KLRU’s Civic Summit. She was a speaker at the Women’s March in Austin, TX and served as co-MC for Austin’s No Ban No Wall rally. Muna also serves on the board of Interfaith Action of Central Texas.
Muna is married, has two kids, and a very large Hyderabadi family. In her personal time she enjoys hiking with her family, finding the best queso joints in Austin, and playing volleyball. Muna is also a proud longhorn, hook ‘em!
Mona Youssef has been a Referee in the Wayne County Juvenile Court, a branch of Michigan’s 3rd Circuit Court, since 2010. As a Referee, she presides over child abuse/neglect & juvenile delinquency proceedings. Mona obtained her bachelors and JD from the University of Michigan. Mona has worked in private practice with a heavy pro-bono component and was previously an Assistant Attorney General. The vast majority off her legal career has been in public service. Mona is married and is the mother of 4 children.