Iffat R.Gill is the principal consultant and blogger at Gill Consulting. She is a project management, social media expert and a strategist with more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Her goal is to help nonprofits and small businesses maximise their impact and accomplish their missions by harnessing the power of digital media, online marketing and social media. Her specialties include online fundraising, fundraising strategy, online marketing, capacity building and Internet Governance.
Iffat started her career in the nonprofit sector as a youth activist with Human Rights Commission of Pakistan before establishing her own social initiative to empower young women and girls in rural and sub-urban areas of Pakistan. She has worked on numerous socioeconomic development projects and campaigns with a focus on youth and women initiatives. She has worked with local grass-root level groups as well as national and international organisations for social and economic empowerment. She won the ITU/Diplo Youth Fellowship for the UN’s Internet Governance Forum for her advocacy efforts to promote meaningful participation of youth at decision making fora and ran successful campaigns for inclusion of youth in national and global debates on emerging technological issues.
Iffat was a member of Pakistan ICT Policy Working Group and a strong advocate of youth and women empowerment through modern information and communication technologies. This resulted in conceptualising of her “Community Technology Center for Women” project which won her the Syster’s Award from Anita Borg Institute. The aim of this initiative is to serve as a training and capacity building platform for the social and economic empowerment of women in remote areas of the world.
In recent years Iffat has been specialising in harnessing the power of online media, examining and advising on organisations use of them to maximize their effectiveness. She also blogs (link), tweets and is a regular guest at webinars.
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