Nighat Dad makes it to Young Global Leaders 2018 list


Digital rights activist and lawyer, Nighat Dad from Pakistan has landed on the Young Global Leaders 2018 list alongside Priyanka Chopra and many other international influencers who are transforming how we define leadership. The list includes 100 of the world's most promising and sought-after artists, public servants, business leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists under the age of 40 who have been invited to join the World Economic Forum's community of Young Global Leaders. Dad shared that when she started working on digital rights, she was “laughed at” and “didn’t know it’d (her work) would even be recognised let alone celebrated”. She also said that she is thrilled that her work is making an impact and that she is representing Pakistan as the 2018 class of Young Global Leaders who will be joining a five-year programme that will challenge them to think beyond their scope of expertise and be more impactful leaders.

Young Global Leaders is an independent non-profit organisation managed from Geneva, Switzerland under the supervision of the Swiss government and was launched by World Economic Forum in 2004. It is governed by a board of 12 world and industry leaders such as Queen Rania of Jordan, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales and Marissa Mayer of Yahoo! to name a few.