A Computer Software Engineer by Trade, an entrepreneur at heart, a freelancer by fad and a risk-taker by default Anum Zulfiqar is the first Women freelancer social entrepreneur success story of Pakistan. She is the Executive Director of Connected Pakistan – Pakistan’s 1st IT based social enterprise. She is also the first ever women of Pakistan to be featured as a success story on the world’s biggest online freelancing portal
A graduate from Fatima Jinnah University in Computer Engineering, she refused to opt for a 9 to 5 job and went up to take freelancing as her career. Within the span of one year she set up Pakistan’s first IT based social enterprise and made remarkable achievements on commercial as well as social side. Through her sheer dedication and commitment, she has achieved in months what others take decades to achieve! At present she is leading a team of more than 100 team members nationally and internationally.
Today, Anum stands as an icon, role model and a success story for every female of Pakistan. Starting from scratch, being the only women freelancing success story of Pakistan, setting up the first IT based social enterprise of Pakistan her success is literally a never ending story. She has personally trained and empowered thousands of aspiring youth of Pakistan opening doors for their empowerment.
Various print and electronic media has rightly remarked her to be “A Catalyst of hope for Women Empowerment in Pakistan” and “A hope of Silent revolution for Women in Pakistan”.