We’ve got a new addition to our tech team. Ibrahim Chaudhry joins Little Brownie Bakers® as Director of Technology and he’s hit the ground running toward fulfilling our purpose of Supporting Growth for Girls
Ibrahim is working with Becky Harrigan and other leaders on our technology support team to map out plans for making platforms like eBudde™ more innovative and as easy as possible to use. He sees this cookie management system ultimately becoming simple enough that councils and volunteers won’t even have to think about it as they plan the Girl Scout Cookie Season.
He hopes to help take Little Brownie’s technology to the next level by optimizing systems so they perform flawlessly for customers.
In the short term, he’ll be focused on assisting the team in making sure eBudde is working well with the Digital Cookie® platform so that the cookie season goes smoothly.
While Ibrahim has the responsibility for overseeing Little Brownie’s technology investments — and is eager to draw on his considerable skills to enhance these platforms for our customers — the value he brings to our team goes beyond his familiarity with elements such as user interfaces and mobile menus.
A leader and entrepreneur who solves challenges
Ibrahim is a servant-oriented leader who aims to be an innovator for councils and other stakeholders. He has experience steering large projects and cross-functional teams.
He is also an entrepreneur who knows the impact of start-ups in solving societal challenges. Ibrahim is Executive Director of Challenge Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit focused on addressing poverty through IT job training, and he is Co-Founder of The Humanity Projects, a model centered around uplifting communities in Haiti.
Ibrahim came to Little Brownie because he has a heart for the company’s purpose and the Girl Scout mission. Right away, he was impressed by everyone’s passion.
“Everyone cares about the cause and is united in their efforts to develop the next generation of female leaders,” he says.
Following his grandfather’s example
All his life, Ibrahim has known the amazing potential of what a girl can do. From his mother and three sisters to his wife, Ibrahim says he is surrounded by strong, independent women.
He says the main person who has motivated him to support women in pursuit of their goals has been his grandfather, who shared with him many stories of his early life in Pakistan. After attending college in India, Ibrahim’s grandfather encouraged his sisters to go to school. This included Ibrahim’s mother, who became one of the first female doctors in her province of Pakistan.
Ibrahim is happy that his new role will offer him the opportunity to follow the example set by his grandfather. He’s looking forward to working with councils to support the ambitions of Girl Scout Cookie™ entrepreneurs, particularly in the area of STEM learning.
“Technology is a big part of empowering girls and getting them excited about future STEM careers,” he says.
We’re excited Ibrahim has joined our team, and we’re confident you’ll greatly enjoy working with him, as well. In the meantime, look for more insights from Ibrahim in upcoming issues of this newsletter.