Entrepreneurs Of Pakistan

Sheba Najmi-Originator of Tech for Change

Sheba Najmi

Sheba Najmi got her BS and MS degrees from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems, where she contemplated the collaboration between people and PCs. She began as an anchorperson and journalist for Indus Television. She was the host of Press Review; the show focused on current undertakings and their conversation with a few political figures, ministers, and examiners. She was a lead planner for Yahoo Mail, the organization’s leader administration, with more than 260 million clients.

After almost seven years as a User Experience Lead at Yahoo, Najmi joined the harmony corps of nerds as a Code for America 2012 Fellow. Sheba is likewise the Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, an innovation-driven non-benefit building metro advancement environment to improve personal satisfaction across Pakistan. She is also the originator of Tech for Change, a non-benefit association zeroing in on bringing business visionaries, engineers, and creators together to help and dispense with a large portion of Pakistan’s city issues.
Sheba Najmi is the Founder & Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a non-profit that brings together government and citizens to create digital public services that are human-centered.

Code for Pakistan’s accomplishments is a testament to Sheba’s vision, leadership, dedication, and ability to inspire, bring together, and enable both citizens who wish to make a difference in their communities and change agents in governments who wish to innovate. As the first civic tech organization in the country, the movement has deployed free civic applications that have a positive impact on the community, successfully activating citizens to contribute their time and skills, providing training to civic innovators, and introducing innovation to government departments via citizen-focused fellowship programs and a network of volunteers, mobilized through Code for Pakistan’s Civic Innovation Labs.

Sheba is well-versed in the global paradigms of civic engagement and using technology to bridge the gap between government and citizens. Prior to founding Code for Pakistan, Sheba was a Code for America Fellow in 2012, where she led the creation of Honolulu Answers, an award-winning open-source web product that has since been redeployed in over a dozen cities around the world. She is a steering committee member of Code for All, which is the largest civic tech network in the world and is frequently asked to speak at esteemed conferences about citizen participation in democracy and public services. In 2017, she delivered a keynote address to 200 global parliamentarians at the Ukraine Parliament.

Despite her many accomplishments, what drives Sheba is her passion to design solutions that place people at the center. Sheba has been leading user experiences for over 18 years and began her journey as UX Lead at Yahoo! for six years before she moved on to become Senior Manager of Product Design at LinkedIn, where she was leading two talented teams of designers responsible for the LinkedIn Profile and LinkedIn Search. Sheba also served as Senior UX Strategist at Exygy, a digital agency in San Francisco that works with both government departments and social impact organizations to empower change-makers.

Sheba is currently the Director of User Experience (UX) & Product Design at FreeWill. She holds MS and BS degrees in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University and is based in San Diego, California.