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Press Coverage

  • Forbes

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    Businesswomen From Pakistan Get D.C. Area Mentors Ten entrepreneurial women from Pakistan have spent the last few weeks working on their business education and establishing mentorships in the Washington metro area. Maria Umar runs the Women's Digital League in Pakistan, a virtual assistance company that she built from the ground up two years ago. Unfortunately, ...

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    Google Pakistan

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    Maria Umar, Women’s Digital League Maria runs the Women’s digital league; an online freelancing company that provides digital services to clients from around the world. Maria and her team of female employees work from their homes and conduct research, database management, event management etc. Founded in 2009, it is a social enterprise that has worked ...

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    Express Tribune

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    The women who outshine in Pakistan’s tech industry DUBAI: It might be a little hard to digest if I tell you that it’s not just Pakistan where the technology sector is dominated by men to an extreme level, but in fact the world over. The difference is that their tech industry glorifies their women rock stars ...

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    Blogogist

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    13 Amazing Entrepreneurs and Inspirational Personalities from Pakistan in 2013 Mentioned by Mashable, Maria holds an M.A. in English Literature and she is the Founder of Women’s Digital League. She is an inspiration for all the women out there who want to do out of the box stuff! Explore It Press & Awards

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    AppJuice

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    Maria Umar Another talented name comes down in this list of entrepreneurs, Maria Umar, the founder of “The Women’s Digital League”. She was a school teacher. After being refused maternity leave, she quit her job. Later she started writing for another lady, who she had found through the well known job portal “Rozee.pk”. One thing ...

  • Forbes

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    Women’s Digital League: First All-Female Virtual Startup in Pakistan Two years ago, I launched a startup called the Women’s Digital League. It’s a virtual firm that provides basic digital administrative services to clients around the world that I often describe as proudly owned and powered by Pakistani women working from home. I first started working ...

  • Forbes

    Forbes

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    2 Innovations Changing The Tech Landscape For Women In MENA The Middle East and North Africa is home to a growing number of women who are, uncharacteristically, demanding equal citizenship and a greater role in society. The impetus? Women are getting educated—and getting online. It might surprise most Westerners to know that women in MENA ...

  • Mashable

    Mashable

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    How One Woman Entrepreneur Is Breaking Pakistan's 'Cement Ceiling' In 1984, Nora Frenkiel coined the term glass ceiling: "Women have reached a certain point — I call it the glass ceiling. They're in the top of middle management and they're stopping and getting stuck." "The glass ceiling is the ability to visualize getting to the ...

Awards

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Finalist at “I Dare” Business Plan Competition by Global Innovations through Science and Technology (GIST)

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10,000 Women program by Goldman Sachs

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Project Artemis at Thunderbird School of Global Management