Pakistani business woman in Forbes Next 1000 list

A Pakistani woman, Mariam Nusrat, has made it to the Forbes Next 1000 List, which celebrates start-ups and businesses with fewer than USD 10 million in revenue and unlimited potential to inspire

Jun 19, 2021
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A Pakistani woman, Mariam Nusrat

A Pakistani woman, Mariam Nusrat, has made it to the Forbes Next 1000 List, which celebrates start-ups and businesses with fewer than USD 10 million in revenue and unlimited potential to inspire.
Mariam, the founder of GRID, holds a master’s degree in economics from both Lahore University of Management Sciences and George Washington University in the US and is currently residing in Virginia, USA.

Mariam’s induction in the Forbes Next 1000 List puts her with entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to build and run a business amid the new normal, Tribune reported.

This first-of-its-kind initiative, by Forbes, celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business today. Mariam’s achievements were recognized by Forbes’ editors plus a panel of top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars.

Over time Mariam has been celebrated across various platforms for her prestigious entrepreneurial career which began in 2015 when she formed the not-for-profit arm GRID – Gaming Revolution for Inspiring Development.

For the past six years, Mariam has been leading a team of Pakistan-based game developers and designers to create low-cost mobile games that inspire positive behavior change.

The team created eight portfolio games, in four languages on topics including reproductive health, climate change, health pandemics, animal welfare, STEM learning and structural racism, Tribune reported.

When not unleashing the power of video games for social change, Mariam works as an Education Specialist at the World Bank.

(SAM)