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The Top 5 Influencers of 2019

Published in Nov-Dec 2019

From Aurora's 10 Pros in Top 5 Mode

1. Nadia Patel Ganjee

Ganjee has established a community of 126,588+ women called Sheops and given millions of women the opportunity to earn money from the comfort of their home. She is a fellow of Facebook’s Community Leadership Programme and became a lead trainer for Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness initiative in 2018. This year, she launched FemPro in collaboration with Facebook to provide a support system for aspiring womentrepreneurs.

2. Kanwal Ahmed

Ahmed started her journey with Soul Sisters – a group that has now turned into a tribe of 220,165+ women. In 2018, she earned a fellowship at Facebook’s Community Leadership Programme, and in 2019 she started a digital talk show called Conversations with Kanwal supported by the programme. The show shines a light on the issues faced by Pakistani women living in a patriarchal society.

3. Maheen Shariq Adil

Adil is for Pakistanis what Huda Kattan is for the UAE. With a following of 122k, this talented makeup influencer/artist is a force to reckon with. She is on the PR list of beauty giants such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Huda Beauty, Joeur, Maybelline, Sigma and Too Faced, and conducts her own makeup workshops.

4. Faiza Saleem

Saleem rose to fame for her rib-tickling sense of humour and a penchant for destroying sub-continental stereotypes. This year we witnessed the full spectrum of her creative ingenuity with a digital talk show called Two Minutes With Faiza Saleem, memorable stand-up comedy acts and uncountable brand collaborations.

5. Irfan Junejo

Junejo identifies himself as an artist and in the Pakistani community his name is synonymous with unfiltered talent. With 232,663 Facebook followers and 385k on Instagram, Junejo has collaborated with industry giants such as Emirates, Oppo, Pepsi and Uber.

Taniya Hasan is a content marketer.