What do you do?
I deliver lectures, research and programs to promote the participation, and advancement of women in tech fields.
Why did you choose this field?
Belonging from a backward province Baluchistan (Pakistan), my journey in the STEM field had many ups and downs from socio-cultural to financial issues. I believe that through education we can change people's minds towards women's education particularly in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?
Should have thought to think aloud during my undergraduate and would have stepped out of the comfort zone and would have connected to communities supporting women. I realised this at a very late stage of my life that there exist so many opportunities when I look around and would have benefitted my community for greater impact by connecting them with a broader network of supporting women in STEM.
Why do you love working in STEM?
Being a woman, my journey of success had many ups and downs, which motivated me to contribute to empowering women in the field of Information Technology.
Best advice for next generation?
My message for the next generation is to break the silence and lead because there are
always chances because someone feels they can't do it, but the fact is you can do it.
Inspo quote / fun fact / role model
"Don't let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity" by Mae Jemison, first African American woman astronaut in space.