Idean, part of Capgemini Invent, are a global design leader on a mission to create products, services and businesses that are good for people and the planet.
Idean initially opened its doors to Muslamic Makers in the form of event space. This allowed the community to connect face-to-face with a global design studio, broadening their horizons and introducing them to people they would otherwise not interact with.
“We loved partnering with Muslamic Makers on multiple occasions, hosting two events and then partnering this year virtually through their mentorship program. They've given us access to amazing speakers, important topics and a space for our team to help nurture one of their community members' careers. The community has a wicked vibe and they truly care and support each-other, being part of their journey is something I'm proud of.”
Since then the allyship has grown and together Muslamic Makers and Idean have hosted multiple events including a community workshop. The engagement increased when Idean employees became part of the Digital Kickstarter programme, providing engaging mentoring sessions and an insightful product management workshop to the 2020 cohort.
"One of the most rewarding parts of the programme was running the Product Management workshop, after which several of the course participants got in touch wanting to learn more and seeking advice on applying for Product roles. It was great to be able to help them and share my knowledge."