Amneh Shaikh-Farooqui

CEO | Polly and Other Stories | Pakistan

Amneh is the CEO of Polly and Other Stories, a social enterprise that connects disenfranchised artisans in Pakistan to global markets through modernised design and digital commerce. Amneh’s work leverages cultural crafts and making to lift people out of poverty. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector for 16 years in women’s rights, gender mainstreaming, economic development and environmental initiatives. Amneh thrives on ideas to transform development industry practices to support local economies and empower individuals and small enterprises. She is a founding curatorial member of the Women of World festivals in Pakistan.