Tanzila Khan

Tanzila Khan

Disability Rights Activist

Tanzila Khan is an entrepreneur, activist, and a public speaker and delivers sessions on various topics such as unleashing creativity, overcoming barriers, and inclusion within businesses. She has delivered her expertise across 19 countries through various workshops and training sessions and collaborations. She is also the founder of Girlythings.pk which delivers urgent menstrual kits to menstruators in Pakistan. She wrote her first book, ‘A story of Mexico’ when she was just 16 and then went on to publish her second book, ‘The Perfect Situation’. She has sold her books to fund community projects in the fields of disability, women empowerment, education, and the environment.

Her NGO is a Creative Alley that trains and empowers the community through events and projects. She launched her company, “Iwish” to create sustainable solutions to achieve the SDGs. Tanzila has been awarded fellowships such as Young Connector of the Future by the Swedish Institute and Young Leader by Women Deliver. She also ventured into Film making and acting to project disability through a heart-warming short film called FruitChaat. She has launched Pakistan´s first fully accessible podcast by the name, ´Brain Masala´ under her banner, Iwish. Tanzila Khan recently won the Amal Clooney Women’s Empowerment Award by the Prince of Wales in London in May 2022 for her services.