Humaira Ahmed is the founder & CEO of Locelle, a Victoria-based enterprise networking platform to connect and engage women in the workplaces for support and mentorship.
Humaira was born and raised in Pakistan. In Pakistan, arranged marriages are very common and at ages 15 and 17 she was engaged to be married to men she didn’t know. A passion for math and computer science led Humaira to pursue higher education, which allowed her to escape those arranged marriages. Humaira and her family moved to Canada when she was 20 where she continued her education. She fell in love, got married and started a family. Humaira continued to feel passionate about business and tech, but felt isolated, craving a connection with like minded women who were ambitious and career minded. This desire led to the founding of her technology company, a social platform, Locelle.
“It's really important to be able to have the option to be a working mom, do something incredible that you're passionate about and do it really well. I think being in the tech industry has really allowed women like myself, and me, to actually be where I need to be.”
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