10 Jul

FAIZA YOUSUF - An avid technologist and inspirational personality

The founder and chief consultation officer of “Outtabox” Faiza Yousuf, is an inspiration for tech driven generation of Pakistan specifically women. She’s a truly determined lady who’s never afraid to challenge the status quo and develop her own distinctive name in the technology world. Along with her own venture she has now initiated a platform only for women who want to start their careers or businesses in the field of information technology with name WomeninTechPK.

Faiza have a dual degree in Computer Sciences from NED University of Engineering & Technology; she has initiated her career back in December 2009 as Software Quality Engineer at a reputed organization; paving her way to the position of Project Manager. But after gaining the experience of 7 years, her desire to innovate, brings her to the journey of becoming an entrepreneur and setting up her own tech based venture. Her startup “Outtabox” provides services in Product Development, Quality Assurance, Business Process Reengineering and Digitization of small businesses.

Being a woman her journey was never an easy path to take especially when you choose to explore male dominant field. She got her first cultural shock when she enters into the office full of men and she being the only woman there, despite of the fact that a good number of female students were graduated with her. But it is just the beginning, then she was discriminated, mansplained and discouraged but her unshakable zeal let her to only move forward and she never looked back again. Considering these problems she forms a woman only forum for technology driven women to encourage them to stay in the field and help each other in order to flourish their career and/or business.

Faiza also loves to teach and spend few days of every week teaching at a reputed institution of Karachi, Pakistan. Her major goal of life is to increase the potential of women in STEM fields and inspires them to become what they dream for.