Introduction

Sheba Najmi got her BS and MS degree from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems, where she studied the interaction between humans and computers. She started off as a news anchor and reporter for Indus Television. She

Sheba Najmi


Professional Achievements


Sheba Najmi got her BS and MS degree from Stanford University in Symbolic Systems, where she studied the interaction between humans and computers. She started off as a news anchor and reporter for Indus Television. She was the host of Press Review, the show concentrated on current affairs and their discussion with several political figures, ambassadors and analysts.

She was a lead designer for Yahoo Mail, the company’s flagship service with over 260 million users. Most recently, Sheba co-founded a start-up focused on the oft-overlooked baby boomer and senior citizen audiences. Sheba is a user experience designer and product strategist.

After nearly seven years as a User Experience Lead at Yahoo, Najmi joined the peace corps of geeks as a Code for America 2012 Fellow, where she led the development of Honolulu Answers, trained city employees, and organized the first ever civic write-a-thon in the US.  After that, Najmi drove the launch of Pakistan’s first Civic Hackathon and followed that with 3 others, in 4 cities across Pakistan.

She is also the founder of Tech for Change, which is a non-profit organization, focusing on bringing entrepreneurs, developers and designers together in order to help and eliminate most of Pakistan’s civic problems. In addition to this Sheba in her own words is primarily interested in leading UX or Product, ideally at mission-focused social enterprises that are seriously out to transform the world.

Sheba is also the Executive Director of Code for Pakistan, a technology driven non-profit building civic innovation ecosystem to improve quality of life across Pakistan. Code for Pakistan now runs a Peshawar Fellowship Programme in partnership with the Government, 3 community groups called Civic Innovation Labs, a women and technology initiative, and is starting work on data journalism. 9 civic applications have been deployed so far, free for the community, one of which has given birth to a civic start-up.

She wants to change the world, together.