This February, all month long, we’re honouring the work of 28 inspiring leaders. Women who are drawing upon and celebrating their culture while making a lasting difference in their community using their gifts. From authors and teachers, CEOs to entrepreneurs, not-for-profit directors, artists, and more, these women are changing the face of leadership.

These are truly women to watch and veza community is so pleased to share their brilliance.

May their stories inspire YOU to rise.

Meet Aliya Amershi.

Aliya is the Founder and CEO of the startup AskaTechie.com, where they are developing an AI-Based, On-Demand Knowledge Workforce Platform. They are solving the outsourcing challenges that Startups face by matching them with highly skilled technical talent best suited for their urgent project needs so that they can grow faster.

She is a true visionary and a fearless hustler with 20 years of technology experience. Aliya earned her degree in Computer Science from UBC and has been working with top players in tech and media, including Electronic Arts in Vancouver and Viacom Networks in New York. Her roles have included Software Engineer, Tech Lead, and IT Manager. One of her many notable accomplishments includes winning an Emmy for the Nick App at Viacom. She’s also currently involved with a number of global organizations, such as The Founder Institute, Women 2.0, and Youngry.com.

Aliya is a powerful force of nature, inspirational thought leader, and a creative innovator who is set to disrupt the tech startup world. She was just accepted into Canadian Technology Accelerator in Silicon Valley, and will be one to watch in the coming months!

So tell us, Aliya: What inspires you most? What motivates you to get up every morning?

My passion to disrupt the tech startups world with my ideas, empower business owners with their technology needs, and to break the stereotype of what a successful tech startup founder looks like.

How do you feel that your actions teach or inspire others?

Through persistence, passion, positivity, confidence, and fearlessness. I maintain this state of high vibration by practicing both morning and evening rituals every day without fail.

What is one change you’d like to see in the world?

Female Founders who are already doing it get REAL support—i.e. funding, connections, sales, etc.

Which of your contributions to date have given you the greatest sense of pride?

My time, advice, presentations, and support I have provided through various organizations to new startup founders and female entrepreneurs, to help them with their technology needs or build their business.

We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know Aliya! Learn more about her work and stay connected through her various social media platforms:

Website: AskaTechie.com

LinkedIn: aliyaaamershi

Twitter: @aliyaaskatechie

Company Facebook: AskaTechieOnline

Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/askatechie

Twitter: @AskaTechie_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/askatechie

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