Mariam Nusrat, a Pakistani woman, has made it to the big leagues when she was picked by “Forbes Next 1000 List,” which celebrates the start-ups and business with fewer than $10 million in revenue and unlimited potential to inspire.
The leading US magazine said in a statement that,“An entrepreneur’s journey is not linear — it is filled with a series of twists and turns; defeat is a natural part of the process, but what differentiates entrepreneurs on the Forbes Next 1000 List is their resilience in the face of adversity,”
Mariam is the founder of GRID and she holds a Master’s degree in economics from both LUMS and George Washington University in the US and is currently residing in Virginia, USA.
Mariam’s achievements were recognised by Forbes’ editors plus, a panel of top business minds and entrepreneurial superstars.
Her entrepreneurial career began in 2015 when she formed the not-for-profit arm for GRID – Gaming Revolution for Inspiring Development and ever since then she has been applauded by various platforms for her skills.
Mariam has been leading a team of Pakistan-based game developers and designers to create low-cost mobile games that inspire positive behavior change. The team created eight portfolio games, in four languages on topics including reproductive health, climate change, health pandemics, animal welfare, STEM learning and structural racism.
Mariam has won a number of accolades for her efforts, including the Clinton Global Initiative University Alum Award (given onstage by President Bill Clinton), the DC Inno 50 on Fire Award, the Andrew Rice Award, the GWU Best Social Venture Prize, and the UN PeaceApp Prize.
GRID has gotten a lot of press covrage since its debut, including interviews on ABC News and WUSA9, as well as stories in Huffington Post, Global Voices, Washington Business Journal, Today, Yahoo News, and other major international news outlets.