White House Champion of Change, Forbes 30 under 30 leader, and BBC Women of Africa Hero, Haben Girma is an acclaimed access & inclusion advocate. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Haben champions equal access to information for people with disabilities, earning her recognition from President Barack Obama and President Bill Clinton.
Haben provides accessibility training, diversity consulting, and public speaking services. Drawing on her training in law, sociology, and technology, Haben advocates designing digital services and developing policies that will ensure a future that offers opportunities to everyone.
A celebrated speaker, Haben had the honor of introducing President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA. Her TEDx Talk, highlighting her pioneering work, continues to inspire people to strive for more inclusive communities. Haben lives in Berkeley, California.