Bassant Helmi

In one sentence: What motivates you?

Bringing people together to leverage their social impact.

In two sentences: In your opinion, why do diversity and digitalization belong together?

It is still in our hands to seize the opportunity and use digitalization to close the gender, social, and financial gap at the state and individual level

In three sentences: Do you have a role model? If yes, who and why?

The Egyptian pioneer Fatma Ismail (1853-1920) who is one of the first philanthropists in Egyptian history who provided the necessary endowment to cover the costs of establishing the first Egyptian University in Cairo, which was inaugurated in 1908.

Your tip for newcomers and young talent:

Tech is important, but open your eyes to the cultural, social, and political impact of tech to maximize its positive impact on societies.

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A book that changed your life:

Entwickle Deine Stärken from Tom Rath and A women of Egypt.

What is your goal for 2019?

To connect and support more innovative minds and social changemakers through Digital Arabia Network (#DAN) in the MENA region