By Mashal Riaz
Pakistan Open Source Foundation is holding a conference on Open Source Technologies in Bahria University tomorrow, on Women’s Day, and hilariously enough, it has an all men line-up!
The conference has around 20 panelists and not one of them is a woman. OSFP aims to promote technology freedom for all yet the conference only features men as guest speakers. This is extremely sad because the tech world has a lot of female power to bring to the table but oh well.
Here is a list of 5 phenomenal women who are excelling in the field of technology that deserve immense amount of appreciation.
1. Fatima Rizwan – Founder of TechJuice:
TechJuice is an online forum that produces content content related to technology, mobile, blockchain and cryptocurrency. It aims to provide aspiring entrepreneurs a platform to seek motivation, ideas and inspiration from some of the finest people in tech related businesses.
2. Sadia Bashir – CEO & Co Founder – PixelArt Games Academy
PixelArt Games Academy is Pakistan’s first games academy. It provides a collaborative learning experience in game design & production, game programming, digital art & animation, all led by local and international industry professionals.
3. Jehan Ara – President of P@SHA
P@SHA (Pakistan Software Houses Associations) is the brain child of Jehan Ara. P@SHA, a collaboration of several software houses, attempts to create a functional trade association for the IT industry in Pakistan. It promotes Pakistan’s IT industry internationally through trade and technical delegations sent to all corners of the world.
4. Sheba Najmi – Founder of Code for Pakistan
Sheba is the founder of “Code for Pakistan”, a non-profit organization that works on building a non-partisan civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan.
5. Kulsoom Lakhani – Founder/CEO, Invest2Innovate
Invest2Innovate is one of Pakistan’s leading startup accelerators. i2i’s accelerated startups have gone on to raise $1 million in funding and have created over 1000 jobs.