Hera Hussain

Open Contracting Partnership
Senior Advocacy Manager
Hera is the Senior Advocacy Manager at Open Contracting Partnership. She catalyzes communities, journalists, and activists, helping them utilize open data and technological innovation to create positive social change around the globe. A young leader in the open data and open government community, she is currently the Senior Advocacy Manager at the Open Contracting Partnership. In her role, Hera works with a broad range of decision makers to influence policy based on robust evidence-based research. She collaborates with the helpdesk to help local partners overcome resistance and navigate political challenges. Also, she is assisting the communications team in building a portfolio of impact stories. Previously, she leads OpenCorporates’ community and impact program, working with investigative journalists and NGOs using open company data. Hera is part of the OpenHeroines group which is a collective to highlight women’s role in the open data, open government, and civic tech movements.