In a recent Forbes survey, it was found nearly 40% of the U.S. tech industry has females, while in San Francisco, only 22.9% of the workforce is female. This is a gaping disparity -- but more importantly and in my opinion, an definition problem. Technology is largely seen limited to hardware and software, so if … Continue reading Why Tech Demands a Gender Balance
Photo: Ata Mohammad Adnan I discovered my true strength as a woman when I became pregnant two years ago. I realized I could put my career and my motherhood on each of my shoulders to fulfill my life, and recognize I didn't have to choose one or the other. More often than not, feminism has … Continue reading Finding Feminism
October 7, 2012 / The Daily Star I’ve always been gravely disappointed by the commuting infrastructure of Dhaka. Minus the traffic and heat, finding a CNG or a bus seat in itself is a challenge. For someone who lives far from both work and university, my mornings begin with worrying about how I can make … Continue reading Education 3.0
I met Haakon, the Crown Prince of Norway at a summit last year that changed my vision of leadership forever. He was perhaps one of the most poised, gentle and kind human beings I have ever come across, but the one word that followed me in my recollections of him is ‘grace’. He dreams, promises … Continue reading Leading with Grace
The debate over quality and quantity is perhaps one of the oldest and most overdone issues of the universe. Whether you want to have five Igloos or one Movenpick is a constant feud, though the choice comes naturally for those who have little money and a big appetite. In the development sphere where our donors … Continue reading I Want to be a Cricket
August 23, 2013 / Istanbul, Turkey. Global Power Shift @ 350.0rg
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There is a school of thought that teen dreams are mere fantasies. They are meant to remain unfulfilled as products of immature influences. However, when some teenagers in their unique ways saw identical dreams almost three years ago, that social belief very much pervaded their visions. This is probably why, three years later, in spite … Continue reading The Making of a Dream