Hala is the Federal Director for Microsoft in Canberra. Prior to Microsoft, Hala held a variety of roles in Australian and multi-national companies.
Hala is one of the founding members of Multiple Sclerosis Angels Canberra chapter and was named WICked woman of the year (twice) by the Women in Information and Communication (WIC) for her contribution to the ICT industry and mentoring women in ICT. She is the Deputy Chair of CollaBIT, focusing on supporting small to medium Enterprises (SME). She is also a current member of the AIIA ACT Committee, and contributes to the advancement and support of not-for-profits including YWCA Canberra’s Clubhouse.
Hala holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (USA), a Master of Business Administration (Australia) and is a life-long learner. She is married with two children.
Why I am a Clubhouse Ambassador:
I became involved with the Clubhouse because it is focused on supporting and fostering the youth of today and bridging the digital divide. I love that we can provide the youth of today with the space, tools and support to enable them to gain confidence and to open opportunities to reach their full potential in the 21st century. I want to see more Clubhouses being offered in Canberra, with continuous access to up-to-date and future technology – our innovators of tomorrow are made today.