Maria Umar

Maria Umar

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Name: Maria Umar
Organization: Women's Digital League
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Title: Founder President
Bio:
Maria is the Founder and President of The Digital League (formerly Women’s Digital League). Women’s Digital League remains as a separate project of The Digital League focusing on training rural Pakistani Women in micro online tasks. TDL focuses on all kinds of computer-based services such as affordable content writing, virtual assistance, Facebook/Blackberry/iPhone apps, CRM systems, CMS systems, website development, and videography to clients all over the world. Recently, Maria is involved with capacity training in the remote northern area of Pakistan in partnership with a local NGO. In the first 2 months they have trained over 200 locals in various online work skills. In addition, Maria is an advisor to Think Global Institute, a nonprofit global business accelerator and a primary contributor to the accelerator programs. Maria also fills the role of mentor and inspired leader. WDL has been featured by Mashable, Forbes and Virgin.com and Google. Maris is a graduate of Project Artemis and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program. She was also a finalist at the GIST “I Dare” Business plan Competition. Before entering the business world, Maria worked for 3 years as an ESL teacher at a private school. She has a Master’s degree in English Literature. She is a wife, a mother, an avid book reader, and an entrepreneur.

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WDL is a virtual firm providing digital services to clients, proudly owned and powered by Pakistani women. It is working for economic development of the country by mobilizing a vast dormant workforce which is either discouraged from working outside or has trouble finding work opportunities.