Finalist category: Tech4Good Special Award
Tech4Good Special Award, Winner, 2020
Haben Girma is a disability rights lawyer, author and public speaker advancing disability justice. In 2013 Haben became the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School. Since then Haben has achieved a significant amount including; being named a White House Champion of Change by President Obama, receiving a Helen Keller Achievement Award and securing a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30 List. Haben believes disability is an opportunity for innovation and has delivered presentations on accessibility, diversity and leadership that have touched multiple organisations including Apple, Lenovo, Microsoft, the New York Times, Oxford Law and Pearson Education. Haben continues her work to strive towards inclusion and equal opportunities for disabled people across the globe.