Join us for a fireside chat with the Founders of Pakistani Women In Computing - PWiC, Farah Mariam Ali and Huma Hamid. Farah is also the Co-founder & CTO for FreightWeb and this chat will focus on Farah's career journey.
Farah Ali is Co-Founder & CTO of FreightWeb, Co-Founder & Board Chair at Pakistani Women in Computing, Co-Founder & President One Good Act. Her focus throughout her career has been in deep technical roles starting with an engineering role at Microsoft as a new college grad. After moving onto senior engineering leadership roles at Microsoft, eBay and Electronic Arts she decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship. She is also an angel investor and passionate about championing causes close to her heart.
Co-Founder & CTO
Farah Ali is currently Co-Founder & CTO of FreightWeb a VC backed startup focused on innovation in hardware and software solutions that drive profitability and efficiency for transportation companies. Prior to founding FreightWeb, she was Vice President of Engineering for the Player and Developer Experience (PDE) group at Electronic Arts reporting to the CTO. She has also held leadership r…
Farah Ali is currently Co-Founder & CTO of FreightWeb a VC backed startup focused on innovation in hardware and software solutions that drive profitability and efficiency for transportation companies. Prior to founding FreightWeb, she was Vice President of Engineering for the Player and Developer Experience (PDE) group at Electronic Arts reporting to the CTO. She has also held leadership roles at Microsoft and eBay. She has a passion for technology, for making an impact on the world and for building innovative products that solve compelling problems.
Her engineering experience is diverse; she has worked on everything from shrink-wrap products to online services, large scale distributed systems, and machine learning. She is a seasoned technology leader who has experience building and leading cross-functional teams. She is super passionate about diversity in the workplace and is a champion for inclusive practices. In her spare time, she loves reading, traveling, playing games with her 2 daughters, and working on her passion projects as a founder of One Good Act and Pakistani Women in Computing.
For her detailed experience, you can see her LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/farahmali/
Pakistani Women in Computing (PWIC)
Huma Hamid is a tech-maker by profession and an activist by heart with a passion for building products, platforms, teams, and communities. She is currently a technical product manager, and the Cofounder and former President at Pakistani Women in Computing (PWiC), an AnitaB.org affiliated global STEM community. Huma is a graduate of NUST-SEECS and Brunel University UK with 15 years of experience working in several R&D and engineering groups focused on building digital platforms to serve industries like infrastructure and construction engineering, network and communication engineering, and digital learning. Her research on the challenges of implementing CRM systems in Pakistan got published at ECIS2009 in Italy and one of the few research studies focused on the digital transformation in Pakistan. Huma is also part of a number of global STEM communities as a mentor, and actively volunteers for causes impacting the digital ecosystem of Pakistan.