As a former foster child, Aisha Wahab has relied heavily on the community she grew up in and has worked hard to overcome many challenges life threw her way. She is a hard worker, passionate community advocate, and a smart leader with innovative ideas. As a longtime resident of Hayward, she understands the needs of the community and will make Hayward a leader in the Bay Area.
Hayward’s election for City Council has moved to November 2018. There are no term limits in Hayward and we need a new voice, ideas that work, and a council member that represents the larger community and understands the challenges that are on the horizon. Aisha will fill the void we have seen in the city. She has a proven track record, will rebuild the trust in the local government, and work for the people that live in Hayward.
Aisha has dedicated an enormous amount of time to community organizing. Aisha sits on multiple non-profit boards that focus on community. She works to ensure housing for low and extremely low-income individuals, provide seniors programs to stay active, have immigrants get involved in the community through civic engagement, and to support victims of domestic violence as they find safety and start to live their lives. Aisha has spent years organizing around these issues and many more including education, the environment, civic engagement, and women's rights.
Aisha is a well-respected leader who has a background in policy, technology, business, international relations and local communities. Aisha is at the intersection of social impact, technology, and community organizing. She has a unique and very broad background that lets her tackle any problem head-on. Currently, Aisha serves as a Business Information Technology Consultant for Santa Clara County. She has successfully saved the County millions of dollars in enterprise-wide agreements with technology contracts such as Microsoft, Adobe, Amazon and many more.
Recently, Aisha was named as one of San Francisco Business Times’ 2017 Most Influential Woman in Business (for her work in non-profits), highlighted in San Francisco Magazine’s “The Resistance” Issue (for her community organizing), named 40 Under 40 by CSU East Bay, as well as an American Graduate Champion by KLRU via a grant by the Corporation of Public Broadcasting for her passion for education. Aisha has received numerous other awards such as the Unity Award by CA State Senator Bob Wieckowski and Inspirational Woman of the Year by Assemblyman Kansen Chu - to name a few.
Aisha was also selected to be a part of the White House Roundtable of Afghan American Leaders as well as being invited to the White House's Annual NowRoz event. As a proud American, Aisha prides herself on hard work, community building, and creating opportunities for everyone and especially for those in need.
Aisha attended public school and graduated with her B.A. in Political Science. She also went on to receive her Masters in Business Administration at California State University, East Bay.