City Girl Talks

Humaira Ahmed: Let's talk about women in STEM, overcoming adversity, amazing dads and following your ambitions.

August 26, 2020 Yasmine Hardcastle, Humaira Ahmed
City Girl Talks
Humaira Ahmed: Let's talk about women in STEM, overcoming adversity, amazing dads and following your ambitions.
Show Notes

In this episode, I have a great chat with global citizen, smart cookie and tech boss-babe Humaira Ahmed from Locelle. Humaira talks about her experiences growing up in Pakistan, overcoming adversity, following her ambitions, and breaking boundaries as a female Person of Colour in tech. We also dig into gender stereotypes, and she shares the story of her father standing up for her at two pivotal moments in her life. (It's a really amazing story.)

Humaira Ahmed is the Founder and CEO of Locelle. Locelle is a global private platform created for women in the workplace based in British Columbia. As a Pakistani-born Canadian entrepreneur, she is passionate about diversity in traditionally male-dominated industries. Being a woman of colour, immigrant, and having a background in Software Engineering, Humaira is on a mission to inspire and influence women to pursue their ambitions and navigate barriers.

Connect with Humaira @locelle on Instagram and on LinkedIn.

Book(s) we talk about in this episode:


August Book Club Selection: This month's book club selection is Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner. Click here to join our book club and RSVP for the August 30 online discussion! Where you can buy the book:

Masks! My favourite Vancouver companies making reusable (non-medical) masks for adults and kids are listed here.

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