“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 will reveal the complete list in a number of episodes and this is our first episode. Below is the list of 25 Incredible Pakistani Women, which is sorted in alphabetical order:
1. Anum Kamran
Twitter Bio: Founder & CEO @Buyon.pk #Entrepreneur #Learner#SoftwareEngineer #Techentrepreneur#StartupCoach
Twitter Handle: @AnumKamran90
2. Arjumand Younus
Twitter Bio: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Insight Center, UCD. Google EMEA Anita Borg Scholar (Women in CS). Mommy to two beautiful princesses.
Twitter Handle: @ArjumandYounus
3. Asra Rizwan
Twitter Bio: Startup & Policy Analyst @TechJuicePK // building @OpenMicPK Let’s talk about data for good, digital rights, and tech policy!
Twitter Handle: @AsraRizwann
4. Faiza Yousuf
Twitter Bio: Technologist, Professor, Book hoarder, Founder @WomenInTechPK, Chief Consultant @OuttaBoxPK, Co-run @CodeGirlsKhi. I eat internet trolls for breakfast!
Twitter Handle: @FaizaYousuf
5. Fatima Rizwan
Twitter Bio: Founder @TechJuicePk. Promoting tech stories in the country and beyond. Engineer, techie and headstrong. I get things done! Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter Handle: @fatimarizwan
6. Huma Hamid
Twitter Bio: Lifelong Learner, Unapologetic Dreamer, Doer, Change Maker, Techmaker, Co-Founder of Pakistani Women in Computing
Twitter Handle: @hamid_huma
7. Jehan Ara
Twitter Bio: President of P@SHA & The Big Bird at The Nest I/O – P@SHA’s Tech Incubator. Areas of interest: Internet freedom, Startups, Entrepreneurship & Privacy.
Twitter Handle: @jehan_ara
8. Kalsoom Lakhani
Twitter Bio: Founder/CEO @Invest2Innovate. w/ @miznaq to bring you i2i Ventures. Geek out abt #startups, coffee, zombie apocalypses, airports. Dog mom to Rosie.
Twitter Handle: @kalsoom82
Twitter Bio: CEO #MushawarUKLtd, #IT #RecruitmentExpert, #HR Policy/Process Consultant, Career Coach, I believe in #WomenEmpowerment#Youthdevelopment
Twitter Handle: @BaberMaheen
10. Maria Umar
Twitter Bio: Successful Failure!
Twitter Handle: @MariaUmar
11. Nadia Gangjee
Twitter Bio: Founder @Sheops, Tech Entrepreneur, Social Media Strategist, Women’s Economic Empowerment Advocate, Motivational Speaker. email@example.com
Twitter Handle: @NadiaGangjee
12. Nighat Dad
Twitter Bio: Internet Rights, Privacy, Women Rights, Lawyer, Founder @digitalrightsPK @TIMENextGenLeader, Alumni @BKCHarvard@TEDfellow, OpenGovt, @YGLvoices, typo queen
Twitter Handle: @nighatdad
13. Roshaneh Zafar
Twitter Bio: Development Activist. Working in the field of women’s economic empowerment. Set up the first specialized microfinance organization In Pakistan. A lover of music
Twitter Handle: @RoshanehZafar
14. Saba Gul
Twitter Bio: Founder @popinjayco. @MIT alum. I tweet tech, startups, women. Closet writer. Pakistani.
Twitter Handle: @sabagl
15. Saba Khalid
Twitter Bio: Founder of Aurat Raaji & Raaji app. Fighting patriarchy one conversation at a time
Twitter Handle: @S_khalid2
16. Sabin Muzaffar
Twitter Bio: Empowering Women Via Digital Media | Thinker | Founder/Editor @Anankemag | Writer | Mentor @Empower_Women | Mentor @CherieBlairFndn
Twitter Handle: @critoe
17. Sadaffe Abid
Twitter Bio: #Socialentrepreneur, Founder @circle2020 building leadership & #entrepreneurship capacity of #women to realize the economic potential of Pakistan @mtholyoke grad
18. Sadia Bashir
Twitter Bio: Game Developer @Forbes 30 Under 3.@Techwomen Fellow. Love Traveling & Games. Teach a collaborative learning experience. Founder @PixelArtGA PixelArt Games Academy
19. Salma Jafri
Twitter Bio: Video Content Strategist | Speaker | @YouTube Certified | Founder of #BeTheMedia Mastermind | Channel Partner @Entrepreneur | Watch https://goo.gl/bxBHfp
Twitter Handle: @salmajafri
20. Samar Hasan
Twitter Bio: Social entrepreneur; Co-Founder @epiphanypk; Team Lead Epiphany Lab in partnership with @thisisuncharted; Founding Member @HabibUniversity
Twitter Handle: @SamarHasantwtr
21. Shamim Rajani
Twitter Bio: Founder & COO at Genetech Solutions | Entrepreneur | PSM | Mentor | Blogger https://GenetechSolutions.com
Twitter Handle: @shamimrajani
22. Sheba Najmi
Twitter Bio: UX Design, Product Strategy, Civic Tech. Founder & Executive Director @CodeforPakistan. 2012 Fellow @CodeforAmerica. Former @Yahoo.
Twitter Handle: @snajmi
23. Sidra Qasim
Twitter Bio: co-founder, @wearatoms, @markhor, alumn @ycombinator
Twitter Handle: @sidraqasim
24. Sophia Hasnain
Twitter Bio: IoT, Telecom, mobile payments. Product Management. Part-time activist, hiker, cyclist, yogi. Pakistan, US, Germany
Twitter Handle: @sophasnain
25. Sukaina Abbas
Twitter Bio: Software Engineer turned Homemaker turned Entrepreneur/Jewelry Designer. Live & let Live!!
This list appreciates the women technologists in Pakistan, who are using their potential in 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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