Zareen Mahmud Hosein
Founder & Executive Director, HerStory Foundation
Zareen Mahmud Hosein is the Founder and ED of HerStory Foundation. The organization focuses on empowerment of women and girls in Bangladesh through art, story-telling and capacity building. She is also the Founding Partner of Snehasish Mahmud & Co., Chartered Accountants. Ms. Hosein is the Editor of the book HERStories: Adventures of Supergirls, a collection of 20 illustrated stories of homegrown real life supergirls from Bangladesh, which is currently in its second print. Recently Ms. Hosein as part of the HerStory initiatives has developed an online portal on technical and vocational education and training for women in Bangladesh, which is to be launched in the third quarter of 2018. Ms. Hosein serves on the Board of the Aga Khan Foundation Bangladesh and is the Treasurer of Ghashful, an NGO focusing on women and child welfare and microcredit. She is also the Co-Chair for Global Student Entrepreneurship Award of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization Bangladesh. Ms. Hosein started her career in New York City Mayor’s Budget Office and then worked in KPMG LLP in New York before moving to Bangladesh. She has a BA in Economics from Smith College and an MPA from New York University. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh.