Bismah Ahmed, Miss Capitol Hill, is a Pakistani-American who has worked as a housing advocate for the past seven years. She comes from a decade long background in politics within the region, serving as a registered lobbyist before the Virginia General Assembly, executive agencies, and local governments in the Metropolitan Washington area. In her various roles throughout the years, she has developed strategies to reach a diverse range of communities, ensuring their inclusion on policy development.
Bismah received her Masters Degree in Public Administration from Villanova University. For her influence, Bismah has been named a Northern Virginia 40 Under 40 Honoree. This title recognizes emerging leaders who go above and beyond to exhibit exceptional and impactful leadership within the region. She has also received the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s Chairman Award.
She is a huge promoter of female empowerment and giving back to her community, particularly by raising awareness about significant global issues, such as the current refugee crisis facing Afghans and Ukrainians. Bismah hopes to inspire other women to venture out and reach for the stars, as “well behaved women seldom make history.”