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Short Bio

Ariba is a biomechanical engineer turned innovation and experience strategy leader focused on co-creating a more responsible future. As an immigrant Bangladeshi woman with hearing loss, Ariba advocates for diverse, intersectional, marginalized voices that are often overlooked to ensure lived experiences inform and drive the work.

She is currently the VP of Experience Strategy and Innovation at the Ad Council, where she established the organization’s design innovation practice. She is also an adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design.

Other Information

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Accessibility needs: I have profound hearing loss, so I prefer to have a tech check and understand how I can engage with the audience before the event. If there's Q&A during a virtual event, would prefer to get questions written in addition to them being shared verbally.
Current Role: Vice President of Experience Strategy & innovation
Current Organization: The Ad Council
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aribajahan/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aribajahan
Website: https://www.aribajahan.com

Full Bio

Ariba is a biomechanical engineer turned innovation and design strategist focused on creating social impact and a future that is more accessible, intersectional and equitable. She is currently the Director of Innovation at the Ad Council, where she established the organization’s design innovation practice. As a member of the Ad Council’s DEI Council, she also leads efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at the organization. As an immigrant Bengali woman who discovered her hearing loss at age eight, Ariba advocates for diverse, historically voices that are often overlooked to ensure their lived experiences inform and drive the work. Her work involves scaling design practices across the organization, leading design sprints to create digital products , exploring future-forward technology, and facilitating workshops that foster equity, humility, curiosity and challenging assumptions.

Outside of this, she leads the NYC Chapter of Women in Innovation and volunteers to teach UX design to marginalized high school students in NYC at America on Tech.