The USAID Pakistan Workshop on "Gender Equity in Engineering" was held in Islamabad with the collaboration of Arizona State University, HEC and Women Engineers Pakistan. Our ER manager Engr. Yusra Shah and Dr. Chad Haines from ASU speak about the Status of Women in STEM fields both in Pakistan and globally.
At the USAID Workshop for Gender Equity in Engineering, Women Engineers Pakistan Campus Ambassadors from Lahore and Karachi chapters conducted a panel discussion on "Mentoring University Women" where they highlighted special challenges women face in studying and opting for engineering fields. The outcomes of the panel discussion were:
"1) Identify actions to resolve obstacles in studying STEM fields;
2) Identify challenges and solutions to overcome career obstacles;
3) Develop strategies for addressing these challenges, recognizing the socio-cultural norms and the actions women can take to address inequities."
WEP Professional Chapter member Engr. Saliha Akram spoke about "Women Engineers in the Field" at the USAID Workshop on Gender Equity in Engineering. The objectives were "to highlight challenges women face studying engineering, and to identify what positive experiences women engineers had in university", with the hopes to "map out needs for educational institutions to address."