Featured Speaker: Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Talk and Reception: Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 219 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing, MI 48824
LISTEN, LEARN, ACT, PIVOT: Disruptive Pedagogies in Entrepreneurship for Civic Engagement
Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed
Founder and Co-Director, Social Innovation Lab, Pakistan
Maryam Mohiuddin Ahmed is founder and co-director of the Social Innovation Lab, which hosts Pakistan's only social enterprise incubator, The Hatchery. The SIL functions as a hub for innovation in Pakistan and beyond, with a unique community engagement wing that combines sustainable development with concepts such as human centered design and appropriate technology. SIL serves as a one-of-kind bridge between academia and the field, and, with its partner UpEffect, recently launched a joint-venture company in London called InnHive.
Ahmed is also a founding partner at Daftarkhwan, a unique coworking and community space in Lahore that brings together innovators and change makers under the same roof. She serves as the Vice Secretary-General of the International Muslim Jewish Conference, a Vienna-based nonprofit. She previously co-founded Literary Pakistan, a magazine aimed at cultural revival, and was a Pakistan Fellow with Acumen, a global impact investment fund. Ahmed holds B.A. and LL.B. degrees from Lahore University of Management Sciences and an LL.M. degree with a specialisation in international law from the University of California, Berkeley.