Azima Dhanjee

CEO/Co-founder | ConnectHear | Pakistan

Azima Dhanjee is a Child of Deaf Adult (CODA), Co-founder/CEO of ConnectHear, Board Member of the Social Enterprise World Forum C.I.C and a member of the National Youth Council (an initiative by the Prime Minister of Pakistan). She is a Diana Award winner and has been invited as a speaker on various platforms. She is an alumna of the Institute of Business Administration (Class of 2020), with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration.

Azima is raised by Deaf parents and Pakistani Sign Language (PSL) is her mother tongue. Growing up, she was always concerned by how simple communication was a challenge for the Deaf due to the language barrier. The lack of awareness and accessibility led her to start “ConnectHear” at the age of 19 with her high school friends. “ConnectHear” is a social enterprise that strives for sign language accessibility and Deaf inclusion by using technology.