Women Engineers Pakistan WEP Punjab Chapter took our talented engineers to a tour of Pakistan Railways. Traditionally, the Railways department has always been lacking in women. However throughout the trip, professionals at the department encouraged our ladies by showing them around and educating about various systems and equipment employed for proper functioning. WEP thanks the department for facilitating the trip!
Members of Women Engineers Pakistan met with Mr. Charles Cshulze from Carfax Educational Projects working in consortium with British Council Pakistan to aid in conducting research in Pakistan on female participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) in Pakistan. The meeting comprised of interviews and discussion regarding opinions and choices towards STEM and the cultural and traditional space that formulates these decisions.
Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) continuing its tradition of providing guidance to students at all walks and all levels of their career paths, held a session named Engineering for Life-A Bite of Success. The session was held at Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC-NUST) by WEP Sindh in collaboration with IAESTE Karachi (PNEC) and with assistance from Career Development Center NUST PNEC. The speaker for this session was Miss Sidra Kaleem; a NUST Alumni currently employed at ILF Consulting Engineers (Abu Dhabi), a representative of PEC Engineers of Pakistan in Emirates and mentor for WEP.
Women Engineers Pakistan made its appearance at Mehran University of Engineering & Technology, Jamshoro for the "Opportunity Deck for Women Engineers" event. Here the topic of discussion was "Barriers & Enablers for Women in Engineering," and factors that participate in grooming female engineers and those that lead to discouragement were brought to the spotlight. Solutions to some discrete problems were also put on the table. Later, the current "brain-drain" phenomena was discussed and the pressing need for engineering entrepreneurship was implored upon the audience.
The Citizens Foundation honoured WEP Founder Miss Ramla Karim Qureshi by inviting her at the TCF Rahbar Program as "Hero Speaker." Here she talked to young girls and boys about the importance of attaining education. She gave a personalized account of her own struggle with life and how she eventually started Women Engineers Pakistan, in an effort to inspire students at the prestigious school. Discussion was focused on self-empowerment. Females students also showed a promising response.