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Short Bio

Ariba is a biomechanical engineer turned innovation and experience design leader & keynote speaker focused on creating social impact and a more equitable future. She is currently the Director of Innovation at the Ad Council, where she established and scaled the organization’s innovation practice. She designs inclusive and equitable human- centered experiences, products, teams and dialogues where curiosity, resiliency and experimentation can thrive.

Full Bio

Ariba is a biomechanical engineer turned innovation and product leader focused on creating social impact. She is currently the Director of Innovation at the Ad Council where she established the organization’s innovation practice. Her work involves scaling equitable design practices across the organization, exploring how we can tackle social causes that considers a systems approach, and facilitating dialogues where curiosity and experimentation can thrive. 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 profound hearing loss at age eight, Ariba advocates for diverse, marginalized voices that are often overlooked to ensure their lived experiences inform the work. 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.

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: Director of Innovation
Current Organization: The Ad Council
Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aribajahan/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/aribajahan
Website: https://www.aribajahan.com