Otessa Ghadar

Founder & Director

Otessa Ghadar is a digital storyteller, professor & activist, who uses art & tech to share narratives, build communities, & uplift fellow womxn — whether via speaking, mentoring, or activism. A Webby Honoree &Google Next Generation Policy Leader, Otessa works diligently to increase tech awareness & innovation among women/minority/marginalized communities. She is a multi-ethnic woman in STEAM


DC Web Fest

Otessa Ghadar founded the DC Web Fest (one of the first of its kind & now in its 7th year) out of the need for digital content creators to showcase their work, inspire creativity & innovation. An early adopter herself, she started the fest as a safe space to uplift the work of women creators, & those historically overlooked by Hollywood & the mainstream. She seeks to further this mission every day

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