Founder & CEO of Skillspire
After receiving her Master’s in Computer Science, Yasmin began a successful career in IT. Although she stepped away from her full-time job to be a full-time mom, Yasmin never stopped working as an educator and community builder. She loved to help people realize their full potential and reach their career goals. For over a decade, Yasmin applied her energies to homeschooling and raising her children while leading the education committee of a diverse community organization she helped establish, the Muslim Association of the Puget Sound (MAPS).
As a volunteer and leader of the MAPS education committee, she helped start an evening school which, to date, has served over 1000 students from diverse backgrounds in the last ten years. While developing the MAPS program and curricula, Yasmin came across several people interested in working in the IT industry. She saw overwhelming potential in these people, but they were in need of formal training and access to tech jobs with real career potential. Yasmin’s mission became more clear: she wanted to help the under-privileged segment of society who had intelligence and desire but lacked access to training and connections. Thus, Skillspire was founded.