2018 Innovator Under 35: Hera Hussain

Hera Hussain, CHAYN

Her tech nonprofit makes it easy for women to build a domestic-abuse case without a lawyer.

Hera Hussain, Founder, CHAYN

Hera is the Founder of CHAYN, a global volunteer-run project crowdsourcing resources on the web to address gender-based violence. Born in Scotland, raised in Pakistan, and living in the UK, Hera knew from early on she wanted to empower women. She is a passionate believer in using the power of open-source technology and open data to solve the world’s pressing issues. When Hera isn’t running Chayn in her spare time, she works with governments and civil society to open data sets to fight corruption. She has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.