Our Instructors and Mentors: Empowering Change Agents

At Women AI Academy, our instructors and mentors are not just educators — they are change agents on a mission to transform the tech industry's landscape. Driven by our vision to make AI technologies ethical and accessible to all, our team of experts is passionately committed to empowering women to shatter barriers and create a more inclusive tech world.

Dedication Beyond Profit

Our instructors and mentors are fueled by a shared vision and a deep commitment to creating meaningful change. They are driven by a purpose that transcends financial gain, understanding that true empowerment comes from equipping women with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to drive innovation and reshape the future.

Expertise and Mentorship

Each member of our team brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the table. Our instructors are accomplished professionals in the fields of data science, artificial intelligence, ethics, and technology. Beyond their technical proficiency, they possess the passion to inspire and guide women along their learning journeys.

Transformative Mentorship

Mentorship is at the heart of our approach. Our mentors are industry veterans who have navigated the tech landscape, overcoming challenges and paving the way for future generations. They are dedicated to offering guidance, insights, and support to women aspiring to make their mark in the tech world.

A Shared Commitment

What unites our instructors and mentors is a shared commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive tech industry. Their dedication goes beyond teaching; it extends to igniting a spark of confidence, providing hands-on guidance, and enabling women to break through stereotypes and limitations.

Empowerment in Action

Through their unwavering dedication, our instructors and mentors amplify the impact of Women AI Academy's mission. They are catalysts for change, helping women rise above systemic challenges and harness their potential to drive innovation, ethical practices, and progress.

Our Teachers

Sarah Haq

Head of Bootcamp
Machine Learning Engineering Expert

Sarah Haq is a Computer Science and Creative Computing Lecturer at Leuphana University
- Sarah has over ten years of experience working with data and building machine-learning models for various startups, from underwear companies to unicorns.

Erum Afzal

Consultant & Mentor,
Artificial Intelligence Expert

Erum is a Ph.D. scholar specializing in AI tools for teacher training at Justus Liebig University, Germany, with a strong background in Information and Computational Technology. 

Zubia Khan

Instructor & Mentor,
Data Analytics Expert

Zubia Khan is working as a Data Scientist for multiple business clients.  She is teaching UK students at the undergraduate level.

Shailvi Maheshwari

Data Visualisation Expert

With over 4 years of extensive experience in Data Analytics, Shailvi is a seasoned professional. She is proficient in Microsoft Power BI, Tableau, Microsoft Excel, SQL, and Google Data Analytics and has a comprehensive understanding of the industry's intricacies.

Salma Aziz

Instructor & Mentor,
Machine Learning Expert

Drawing from her international journey and data science expertise, Salma dedicates herself to mentoring and teaching, blending practical experience with academic wisdom to inspire future data enthusiasts

Our Mentors

Julia Barden

Career Coach

Julia Barden is a German psychologist who worked in the HR department of well-known companies such as Commerzbank and Deutsche Bahn.

Marina Burton

Career Coach

A specialist in career transition coaching, Marina is passionate about helping individuals from all professional backgrounds unlock their potential, realise their career aspirations and ultimately find their ‘why’ in life.

Sarah Mestiri

Career Coach

Sarah is a Data Scientist and a Certified Career & Interview Coach. She has 6 years+ experience in Tech, working at international companies, financial companies (FIS), and startups.
Join us in celebrating the remarkable contributions of our instructors and mentors as they empower the next generation of tech leaders, innovators, and change-makers. Together, we are rewriting the narrative and creating a future where diversity, empowerment, and technological advancement coexist harmoniously.
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