Sumaiya Zafrin, youth icon for Bangladeshi women in digital and social sector

Sumaiya Zafrin Chowdhury, is one of the renowned woman Entrepreneur, Community Leader & Social Worker in Bangladesh. She has 7 years work experience with Strong Community and Social work background in different national & international organization.

Sumaiya is passionate about helping those less fortunate than her, especially women. She has dedicated much of her time and continues to take steps toward to women’s independence, equality, and empowerment in her community in Bangladesh. She believes there needs to be a growing focus on women’s entrepreneurship, opportunities, innovation, health, tech education and digitalization of underprivileged slum women.
Currently, she is the Director of non-profit youth lead volunteer organization Human Aid Bangladesh, Director of Sadhinota Blood Transfusion Centre and Director of CPA IT LTD.

As a Google Local Guides, she was selected for Google Local Guides summit organized by Google at San Francisco, USA in 2016 & 2017.

She got featured on Google Local Guides channels as part of International Women’s Day 2017. Sumaiya featured on Google Official Blog & Local Guides channels as Local Guides Couple part of Valentine’s Day 2018. Google Local Guides published a blog on Google Official Blog named “Meet the couple that guides together”.

Sumaiya is a Global Youth Ambassador under Her Excellency Mrs. Sarah Brown, wife of Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, under A World at School : Theirworld.

Sumaiya is Regional Director at CoderGirls. CoderGirls is an international nonprofit organization to educate and enable female students in computer science.

As a social worker, she is working for Rohingya Community at Rohingya Camp Bangladesh and working on environmental issues, flood-affected areas and warm clothes distribution project. Sumaiya attended many national and international Summit. She attended Google Cloud Summit 2017 Malaysia, She also attended Google Research Program at Google Singapore Office.

Sumaiya was a participant of The Inaugural Commonwealth Youth Summit – the first of its kind, which was inaugurated by His Royal Highness Prince Charles of Wales during his first visit to Malaysia and The Deputy Secretary-General of The Commonwealth, Dr. Josephine Ojiambo. This Summit welcomed 300 of the brightest young leaders of The Commonwealth out of 1800 applicants.

Also, she has been involved in many events as an organizer and speaker and she hopes to expand her activities, and support more women in the future. She is an inspiration for all those women trying their hard to come forward into mainstream entrepreneurship, Community leadership and social work.

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