Aliya has 16 years of leadership experience working in a global financial technolgy company.  Aliya is the Director for Client Support at Advent Software, San Francisco.  As the Director for Client Support, she is responsible for executing the strategy and objectives for the global support organization, including Advent’s customers’ success.  She directs and mentors managers/staff members in the head office and works directly with stakeholders across Advent, which spans multiple offices around the globe.  What inspires Aliya every day is helping her team achieve their best, giving them the opportunity to learn new things, improving culture and employee engagement, and giving back to the community.


Aliya cares about giving back to the community and improving the lives of women.  She is involved in the Advent Women’s network which empowers, connects, and supports women by building their capacity for success through exchange, community, and celebration!


Aliya has several years of global mentoring experience through being a professional mentor with the US State Department sponsored TechWomen program and the non-profit She-CAN. She has worked with women from Gaza, Morocco, Rwanda and Cambodia.

In March 2016, Aliya started a podcast series called Confessions of Successful Asian Women, where she interviews and shares stories of female ground breakers in the Asian American community.

Aliya was born and raised in San Francisco, CA.  Her parents arrived from Pakistan to build a better life.  She is the oldest of three daughters.  She is a mom to three children, ages 15, 12, and 8.

Aliya received her Bachelors in International Relations and Japanese from the University of California, Davis in 1999.  In 2012, she received her Masters in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco.