- Sara Zaker is a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, social activist, theatre and television actor and director. She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in 2017. Zaker has led many campaigns and projects related to both male and female rights, women's health, family planning and environmental issues.
- Shagufe Hossain founded Leaping Boundaries at the age of 24 in an attempt to break into the madrasah community to increase visibility of girls in the madrasah sector who lack access to mainstream platforms as a result of stigma associated with the sector. Shagufe identifies herself as a social inclusion activist turned entrepreneur.
- Tasaffy Hossain is a freelance development professional and an advocate for human and gender rights. She is the founder of Bonhishikha-unlearn gender, which works towards a society where everyone is accepted irrespective of their gender: where they are given equal choice and right to opportunities.
- Muktasree Chakma Sathi is a rights activist, researcher, columnist and award winning journalist who has been working for minorities’ rights for more than 14 years, with a particular focus on the rights of women, children, indigenous people, peace and security, and sexual orientation and gender identity issues.
- Mahia Abrar, a long time expatriate in Canada, returned to Bangladesh in 2004 and founded Bishaud Bangla, a reputed cultural organization, and ran it alongside her life partner Alam Khorshed from 2005 to 2014. A devoted Tagore singer, a self-trained visual artist and designer, Mahia Abrar is actively involved with the operation and activities of Bistaar: Chittagong Arts Complex.
- Shahana Parveen is the Joint Director of Centre for Communication and Development (CCD) Bangladesh, which is a Communication and Journalism based non-profit, non-government knowledge centre working in the northern region of Bangladesh.
- Eshanee Sadhukhan is a young female leader of an entertainment company called Live Square Music. While the organisation and its founder Nafis Ahmed has been hosting music and cultural projects in the urban spectrum for over a decade now, Eshanee’s key focus has been to empower women in music management, technical aspects and performance areas.
- Jewel A Rob is a visual artist and independent curator. Jewel completed his M.F.A on Drawing and Painting from the Faculty of Fine Art, Dhaka University. With the philosophy of magic realism, he mostly depicts personal experiences of life living process which contains socio-economical issues, political crisis, genocide and movements.
- Quazi Nawshaba Ahmed is an actress, painter, puppeteer, director, a dreamer and above all else, a mother. Before starting her brilliant acting career she was a popular puppeteer. She played a character called Ikri Mikri in popular Bengali puppet show named "Sisimpur" (Sesame Street) and acted in movies like Udhao, Dhaka Attack, Bhubon Majhi, Shopner Ghor etc. and in different television shows as well.
WOW Dhaka 2019 Curator Partners