“Incredible Pakistani Women In Technology You Must Follow” is an unranked list of women who are actively participating in tech-focused businesses or fields. We combed through startups, tech companies, mentors, scholars, and social media to identify women who are changing the narrative around women technologists within the country and beyond.
We are revealing the complete list in a number of episodes and this is our fourth episode. Below is the list of 25 Incredible Pakistani Women, which is sorted in alphabetical order:
1. Aisha Iqbal
Twitter Bio: Freelance Writer/Application Consultant.
Twitter Handle: @aish_iqbal
2. Alia Chughtai
Twitter Bio: Typographically correct at @AJEnglish, ⅕ of @ajlabs + @mica alum, former @Dawn_News @dawn_com
Twitter Handle: @AliaChughtai
3. Anum Shakeel
Twitter Bio: TMC/An Entrepreneur/Youth Activist/ Dreamer/Workaholic/Foody/ Pakistani
Twitter Handle: @AnumShakeel1
4. Asra Nadeem
Twitter Bio: Pakistani living in California. Asking a lot of questions. Building an AI-driven, non-scary future. Investing whenever I can spare some $$$.
Twitter Handle: @AsraNadeem
5. Ayesha Javed
Twitter Bio: Life of a Tester 🙅♂️ #SoftwareTester #AutomationNinja
Twitter Handle: @ayeshajaved___
6. Bushra Javed
Twitter Bio: Final year student (software engineering) | programmer | co-founder of a startup | developer.
Twitter Handle: @bushrajaved24
7. Bushra Shakil
Twitter Bio: Feminism | STEM | Philosophy | Sustainable Development
Twitter Handle: @BushraFasihi
8. Fariha Akhtar
Twitter Bio: A dreamer and a doer as well who does software engineering for bread and butter. In one word: Humanist.
Twitter Handle: @farihaak
9. Fatima Mazhar
Twitter Bio: MIT Sloan Fellow 2019, Careem Founding Member – #bezubanaurat
Twitter Handle: @fattyy23
10. Fiza Farhan
Twitter Bio: Global Development Advisor Member – UN High-Level Panel on WEE member- Chairperson Chief Minister (Ex) Punjab Task Force on WEE.
Twitter Handle: @Fiza_Farhan
11. Ifrah Waqar
Twitter Bio: SVP at @SeedoApp | Former VP at @24HOURSPK | Mommy to @GameManager | Liaison to @AkramFoundation | Founder of @MyelomaPakistan | Co-founder of @KHIBookSwap
Twitter Handle: @IfrahWaqar
12. Khadija Kiran
Twitter Bio: #CreativeKhadija is an art blog since 2010. Now sharing #fashion #food & #lifestyle. Stay connected to see more fun ideas & tutorials by Khadija #DIYBlogger
Twitter Handle: @kkCreativeMind
13. Madiha Hamid
Twitter Bio: Founder @CheflingTales -Pakistan’s local food discovery website. Digital marketing trainer and consultant. Mommy. Food tourist and @GlobalShaper
Twitter Handle: @madihamid
14. Maryam Arshad
Twitter Handle: @maryamarshadA
15. Saadia Mazhar
Twitter Bio: I am an ordinary person with some extraordinary goals in my life. An entrepreneur by profession and a social activist by passion.
Twitter Handle: @iamsaadiamazhar
16. Saima Karim
Twitter Bio: Tech volunteer, #EducationForAll #WomenInTech #SportsForLife #TeamMisbah #GilgitBaltistan Traveling & sports are another names for therapy. Follow @theskfactor
Twitter Handle: @SaimaKarim89
17. Samia Razaq Khan
Twitter Bio: UW CSE, 1st Pakistani Woman in #ICTD#FinancialInclusion #Gender, Founding CoDirector IPAL @ipal_itu, @Acumenfellow @LifeAtLUMS alumna #WomenInTech
Twitter Handle: @SamiaRazaq
18. Sidra Riaz
Twitter Bio: #Startups #Technology #FacebookDeveloperCircles
Twitter Handle: @_SidraRiaz
19. Sundus Amjad
Twitter Bio: A non-conformist who is always under the spotlight.I believe in changing lives, not appearances! A lil too INSANE for the world to handle. I make people curious!
Twitter Handle: @sundusamjad
20. Syed Aiman Batool Tirmizi
Twitter Bio: Proud Pakistani – Software Tester – Speaker – Lives in Germany – WomenInTechPK
Twitter Handle: @tirmizi26
21. Syeda Masooma
Twitter Bio: Business Reporter @ePakistanToday, @Profitpk | Grad student @CEJatIBA | @TheLahoreSchool alumna | Teaaholic…Reader… Confused
Twitter Handle: @SRM_Sherazi
22. Umme Kulsoom
Twitter Bio: Radio wali, #Blogger, Co-founder @Taarkashi #mentalhealth advocate
Twitter Handle: @rj_kulsoom
23. Vishad Raza
Twitter Bio: Software Engineer undergrad, with hands-on knowledge of Android Application Development, WordPress and Unity.
Twitter Handle: @RazaVishad
24. Waheeda Ghani
Twitter Bio: IT Enthusiast, Mobile Application Developer #10Pearls, Mentor #TeckKaro
Twitter Handle: @idofwaheeda
25. Zahraa Saifullah
Twitter Bio: Publisher of Pakistan’s first international celeb/lifestyle mag HELLO! @hello_pak & Grazia @graziapak (your fortnightly fashion fix) Instagram @zahraasaifullah
Twitter Handle: @ZahraaSaifullah
This list appreciates the women technologists in Pakistan, who are using their potential in the tech industry to create a lasting impact.
In addition, women constitute a total of 49% of Pakistan’s population, where 22.4% of women are working in the workforce. This list captures very few women out of 22.4% who are most successful in their tech career. We aim to bring more women to the list by inspiring and encouraging them.
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