Haben Girma, JD ’13
Haben Girma is a speaker and consultant on accessibility and diversity training. The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, Girma advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. As a Black woman, disabled, and the daughter of refugees, Girma has developed a powerful path to success, rooted in her belief that inclusion is a choice.
Girma offers accessibility and diversity training, consulting, and professional speaking services. She combines her knowledge of law, sociology, and technology to teach clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Her insights help to expand people’s thinking, creating lasting, positive change among people and communities.
President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30. Girma travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. She’s a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset. Girma is working on a book that will be published by Hachette in 2019.
Girma has been featured extensively in media around the world, including the BBC, NBC, Forbes, NPR, and many more. Her featured work may be viewed here: https://habengirma.com/featured-work/