An event to celebrate and advance Women in Technology within Pakistan.
The second WEP Zonal conference shall be held on December 14th, 2017 at Lahore College for Women University. We are bringing female Role Models in STEM for you to learn from. There are sessions regarding the ingredients of a Winning Resume, the importance of following your passion, and opportunities for working from home.
Introducing our Speakers:
Miss Shaista Ali is a Forensic Chemistry wiz. She is a lecturer at GCU, Lahore and is also working towards a PhD. Shaista is definitely a Role Model!
Syed M. Salman Mehdi is a wizard with much magic. Get motivated, come join us on December 14th!
Engr. Anum Tariq will be talking about her experience with Women Engineers Pakistan, and how best to shape your career ladder towards progress. Engineers, look forward to this talk: Anum is a definite ROLE MODEL!
Engr. Usman Muhammad Ali will be speaking on "Work from Home: How is this Culture going to work for women in Pakistan?"
Our very own Engr. Jawad Ali will be co-presenting a workshop on "The Best CV Ever! + Some Interview Tips".
Get to meet our Founder!
Engr. Ramla Qureshi, Founder & CEO of WEP, will be giving Diversity Training: "How to work in a multi-cultural, multi-gendered, multi-everything work environment."
Hope to see you soon!
An event to recognize Women Engineers Pakistan supporters in the presence of successful role models.
The event will cover:
- Founder WEP meet and greet with team
- Key note speaker talks from industry and corporate (Speakers and topics will be release soon, keep following)
- Speed Networking
- Skill building sessions on:
Opportunities to apply
Meet Our Speakers:
Meet our Founder:
The US - Pakistan Centers for Advanced Studies in Energy, in collaboration with Arizona State University, NUST, UET, Women Engineers Pakistan and Higher Education Commission Pakistan conducted a three day workshop on the topic of "Awareness and Strategy Building for Gender Equity in Engineering". This workshop was aimed towards the faculty and graduate students of engineering universities, and addressed a wide array of difficult topics, including "a session with secondary school career counselors, an HEC-led session on sexual harassment, an HEC-led session on general leadership skills, and several sessions on scholarly advancement." In addition to these, several different sessions were conducted where members of WEP expressed their work, expertise, and experiences in either a group panel or individually.
This workshop was a step forward towards documenting the current status of women within STEM fields in Pakistan. It helped create awareness of gender inequity in STEM, and drew attention to the probable solutions, policy changes, and strategies that could help mitigate this gender gap. Dr. Chad Haines from Arizona State University championed the workshop, leading multiple panels such as; "Defining the Parameters of Gender Issues in Pakistan", "Professional Development and Gender Equity", and "Identifying Obstacles to Gender Equity" etc.
WEP ER Manager, Ms. Yusra Shah introduced the audience to the progress made by Women Engineers Pakistan as an organization, and implored upon the vast amount of work that is still to be done in order to achieve gender parity within the STEM fields. The first session was a round-table discussion that broadly discussed the various different challenges faced by women in engineering. WEP Professional member Ms. Saliha Akram presented a perspective of women engineers in the field, and shed light to the career choices made by women, and challenges they face in pursuing their profession. Student members, and WEP Campus Ambassadors also conducted a panel discussion highlighting back on the challenges of women students studying engineering, and the apprehensions they already face for the practical world while still at school.
WEP Member Experience:
WEP member Rawash Asif expressed her experience as, "It has been a great experience attending the workshop, on ‘Gender Equity in Engineering’ organized by USAID, as one of the campus ambassadors of Women Engineers Pakistan where I had a chance to speak about the special challenges women face in studying and opting for engineering fields, at the national forum. I am enthused and honored to have shared my university experience with the people from different streams, different branches, different academic years and especially with the university administrators and professors who listened to the issues addressed by me. Overall, it was a very well organized and very successful workshop where I met with many faculty members and MS students and had a chance to interact with them. I truly thank WEP for supporting and believing in me."
WEP member Ayesha Mehboob said, "Attending the ‘Gender Equity’ workshop organized by USAID and ASU in collaboration with NUST and UET Peshawar was a great experience. It provided me a stage for sharing personal experience, concerns with the faculty members and administrators of various universities and to stand up for the issues and obstacles other girls are facing in STEM field. The Question and Answer session with such an intellectual and active audience helped me to make my points clear. I also got the chance to interact with the representatives of ASU, USAID, Professors and students from the different fields which helped me to expand my professional network. Speaking in front of so many people for the first time was a confidence booster for me.
Overall it was a great learning experience. I would like to thank USAID for their invitation and hospitality and WEP for trusting me with the huge responsibility to discuss the sensitive issue of the society and for the moral support."
WEP Pioneering member, Ms. Anum Tariq noted, "It has been a great experience attending the workshop on " Gender Equity in Engineering" organized by USAID, as one of the campus ambassador of Women Engineers Pakistan which was an attempt by me to put a limelight towards the issues i faced in my past and present so other girls in STEM, thanks to WEP for providing this platform to raise our voice in front of influenced people and policy makers. It was also very great experience to meet other campus Ambassadors, Faculty members and Masters Students."
Similarly, WEP Pioneering member Shayan Abdurrauf said, "It has been a great experience attending the workshop, on ‘Gender Equity in Engineering’ organized by USAID, as one of the campus ambassadors of Women Engineers Pakistan where I could take a stand for the women who face issues in their engineering degree and professional life, as i always wanted to highlight the challenges girls faced in my university especially due the male gender of their class and university in order to change the childish and cheap mindset of the male youths. Moreover, the workshop even benefited me by polishing my public speaking skills as it was my first experience of panel discussion and even provided me with good memories and contacts for my future."
Founder Women Engineers Pakistan, Ramla Karim Qureshi spoke to students at IET Women's Network at University of Engineering and Technology, UET Lahore from a virtual portal. Ramla is a Structural and Earthquake engineer by profession, and is presently pursuing specialization at the State University of New York, UB. She graduated from NUST in 2012 with a BE in Civil Engineering. Now she hopes to increase STEM Education in Pakistan, generating more interest within Pakistani women.
Check out her talk about importance of women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM Fields) in Pakistan below:
Women Engineers Pakistan is proud to be partnering with the Women's Entrepreneurship Day Pakistan!
"Women’s Entrepreneurship Day is an unparalleled leader in women’s entrepreneurship every year from 2014 and beyond. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day stars as a a leading force for change and growth for women and their businesses. The event becomes a mobilized network with a massive list of female business owners, entrepreneurs, change-makers, etc. who are future ambassadors of our partner brands. Event has major off-shoot potential via a touring speaking series, legislative and networking power, international support and recognition.
In attendance are top female leaders, CEO’s, celebrities, media personalities, change-makers and entrepreneurs. Keynote speakers are internationally known, inspirational leaders in various fields. Attendees are invite-only curated from the future business leaders of tomorrow." - For details log on to www.womenseday.org
Registrations are now open for those interested in attending the WED Pakistan Launch event on November 29th happening at NUST Business School.
Limited seats available so please head to the event page to register!