Civic Engagement and Women's Rights: Participate in Order to Make Change
May 07, 2018
AISHA WAHAB
Civic Engagement and Women's Rights: Participate in Order to Make Change

Aisha Wahab was named one of the "Most Influential Woman in Business" by the San Francisco Business Times in 2017 and highlighted in "The Resistance" Issue of San Francisco Magazine. Her Hayward Rotary Club keynote will discuss "Civic Engagement and Women's Rights: Participate in Order to Make Change."

As a former foster child, Ms. Wahab has relied heavily on the community in which she was raised, and worked hard to overcome many challenges life threw her way. In addition to her professional pursuits, she is a dedicated community organizer and activist who serves on multiple non-profit boards and advocates for affordable housing, senior active programs, immigrant populations, and victims of domestic violence, as well as issues involving education, the environment, civic engagement, and women's rights.

Ms. Wahab is a graduate of Cal State East Bay, where she earned her Masters degree in Business Administration. As a Business Information Technology Consultant for Santa Clara County, she successfully saved that county millions of dollars in enterprise-wide agreements with technology contracts such as Microsoft, Adobe, and Amazon.

Raised in the S.F. Bay Area and a current resident of Hayward, Ms. Wahab is the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards including CSU East Bay's "40 Under 40" award; the American Graduate Champion award from Corporation of Public Broadcasting affiliate KLRU; the Unity Award presented by State Senator Bob Wieckowski; the Inspirational Woman of the Year award presented by Assemblyman Kansen Chu; and she was selected to be a part of the White House Roundtable of Afghan American Leaders and the White House's annual NowRoz event.