Sidra Iqbal is an internationally acclaimed journalist and infopreneur. She presently hosts and produces one of Pakistan’s leading daily news shows, Aaj Pakistan with Sidra Iqbal for Recorder Television Network (Aaj News). Her journey in finding her voice for positive impact began when she won the English-Speaking Union’s International public speaking championship in London and she was awarded by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Buckingham Palace. In 2005, She became the Youth Advisor to the Ministry of Education, UAE for their Women as Global Leaders program. In 2014, she was awarded the GR8 Women Award for Journalism in Dubai for meaningful contribution to advocacy by the Government of UAE and the Indian Television Academy.
She has worked on the intersection of social impact and tech and contributed to the UNESCO 2015 study ‘Keystones to foster Inclusive Knowledge Societies’. She is also a Global Fellow of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) 52 held in Singapore that focused on accountability and transparency of Internet Governance. Sidra is the founder and curator of Raabta – a public diplomacy initiative in partnership with Serena Hotels International. Sidra is an Alumna of the International Leaders Program 2016, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government of UK, and International Visitors Leadership Program 2011, by the US State Department. She is also the Goodwill Ambassador of leading social impact organizations of Pakistan; the Karachi Down Syndrome Program, The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Indus Hospitals and Health Network.