Dr. Rabia Rasheed has completed her Doctorate in SMEs Finance from Universiti Utara Malaysia (AACSB accredited university) after her MBA and her Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan. She’s currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Iqra University Karachi Pakistan with 16 years of teaching, research, and professional experience in various national and international organizations. In addition to being a member of various learning organizations, she is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Sustainability Research and Consultancy Pakistan. Rabia focused on sustainable development goals, particularly exploring the issue of inclusive finance and women empowerment in emerging economies. Moreover, she is working to establish a research and action center to enhance the capacity building of women entrepreneurs in the digital arena, especially in South Punjab, Pakistan. She is part of the editorial board and reviewer of distinguished research journals. In addition to her efforts towards SDGs, she’s further extending her research endeavors in the area of digital finance for vulnerable sectors in developing countries. She’s a dedicated partner to university programs and outreach events that help promote learning and support the community.