I am Achia Nila founder, Women In Digital - Empowerment through Technology. I am a Computer engineer. For more than 13 years I have been working in the IT industry. I was working for different multinational companies and now I am running my own IT company with 35 women engineers.
I have served in some of the internationally recognized organizations such as Dell, Microsoft, HP, Epson, Colgate, HillsPet, J&J, HTC, HSBC, Vodafone, Sony, Unilever, Betfair and Nokia, etc. As a local product, I have successfully launched Maya Apa Mobile application. My expatriates are IT product development (like, web, mobile app and game) and Product management, project management, team lead etc.
Beside my Tech business, I have joined as an international IT expert for the International Telecommunication Union. I am the first person in Bangladesh who was selected for this honorable position.
Recently I have joined the Women Who Code as a Country Director.
I have arranged the “National Hackathon for Women” 1st time in Bangladesh even in South Asia and so many tech competitions for women. My organization run an accelerator program for women named “Digital Innovation Challenge for Women (DICFW)”
In 2019 I have been selected for the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) in the U.S. The International Visitor Leadership Program is designed to provide foreign leaders and scholars with the opportunity to meet American colleagues and become better acquainted with the United States, its culture, and its people. One of the program's major goals is to promote the development of friendly relations between the United States and other countries of the world. This is the top prestigious program from the United States Department.
In 2020 I also received an Acumen fellowship.
Some awards and achievements:
South Asia Connecting Startup within Top 7 Bangladesh, Nepal and Srilanka and Myanmar. SPRING Accelerator, within Top 10 startup between Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan and Myanmar.
International Women Vandor exhibition 2017 at Istanbul, Tarky to represent Bangladesh (full funded by the Netherland Government)(NTF Project)
ICT trade fair 2016 at Srilanka, to represent Bangladesh (full funded by Netherland Government) (NTF Project)
Best Entrepreneur of the year 2017 for Women in Digital (Young)
'Best Startup' in Inspiring Women Award 2017 from Bangladesh Brand Forum
BRAC Manthan Award 2016 for Women in Digital (South Asia)
Spark Entrepreneur of the year 2016 for Women in Digital (Australia)
Best Business model Award 2016 (German)
Manthan Award 2015 for Women in Digital (South Asia)
National Hackathon 2016 (Award received as a mentor/ judge )
National Mobile Application Awareness & Capacity Building Program (National Hackathon 2014) (Award received as a mentor/ judge )
International Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit women 2014 conference at Nepal (To Represent Bangladesh)
Manthan Award 2014 for Maya ( I was the lead product manager) (South Asia)
Received an award from e-commerce fair 2014 from computer Jogut GDG DevFest Dhaka 2013 (MIST / UIU)( “UXD mentor for Mobile app development” )
IT Innovation Search Program 2012 (BASIS)( “Project: Design and Development of the online library for Visually Impaired), 3rd position
Explore Fashion Talent 2007 (National Award in Fashion), 2007
and Many more!