Believing in gender equality and women empowerment, Women Engineers Pakistan supports UN Women Committee, a committee dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women, in one of the largest Model United Nations of Pakistan- Hyderabad Model United Nations. Hyderabad Model United Nations is a student run organization. It is the premier MUN Society in the city of Hyderabad led by some renowned MUNers of the city having the purpose to take ownership and leadership of tomorrow. On Friday, 31st July 2015, Ms. Sarrah Abid from Mehran UET, Jamshoro, a member of WEP, presented WEP in the committee session of HYDMUN II, where the purpose of WEP foundation in Pakistan along with its vision and mission were shared. Furthermore, the speaker talked on the problems which women are facing followed by how it can be reduced and efforts put by WEP up till now for the empowerment of women in Pakistan were shared with delegates of UN Women Committee. Indeed, the session was on the whole a great success as depicted by the encouraging and positive response from the delegates as well as chairs of the committee over an enlightening and stimulating talk by WEP member, Sarrah Abid.
On 10th June 2015, US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water held a Gender Empowerment Workshop at Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Sindh. Gender equality and women’s empowerment have gained increasing importance both as objectives and as instruments for poverty reduction. The motive of the workshop was to highlight the issues which women’s are facing and how to resolve it which I believe is one of the major areas in our society that needs stability and equal rights for both men and women. Women Engineers Pakistan was privileged to be offered team work with the USAID US-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Water Project, specifically in Women Empowerment component of this 5 year project. Team was invited at the workshop, sorting out gender issues in Pakistan which is a male dominant society, like any other is very important. This workshop had 3 primary objectives: 1. Perspectives on gender issues in the nation of Pakistan as a whole 2. Perspective on gender issues in the professional community 3. Perspective on gender issues in an academic setting This workshop consisted of 4 sessions. In the opening session, Dr. Christine Pomeroy and Dr. Steve Burian from University of Utah (USA) gave the Welcome Remarks and Opening Remarks. Dr. Bakhsal Lashari gave the Welcome Remarks which was then followed by a presentations on Understanding Gender and Gender Equality , Major Barriers and Enablers for Women in Engineering, Perspective on Gender from women in academic setting and final session was concluded by an overview and discussion of Gender Equality Plan for US-PCAS-W. Overall the workshop was very interactive.
We provided prospective engineers with an opportunity to practice for an interview. A mock interview not only helps you perfectly present the skills and techniques you have learned, but it also allows for valuable feedback and coaching on your performance. Participants gained useful insight regarding best practices for sitting an interview ad excelling through it.
Women Engineers Pakistan Team PNEC presented WEP and the many enablers and barriers for women in STEM at the FASTech '15 event at FAST National University.
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 at the UB Schmoozin' with Women in STEM Event, State University of New York
The Women Engineers Pakistan recently instigated the "WEP STEM Mentoring Program", an online initiative where mentors from all over the world can guide, motivate and support female Pakistani science students. Here are some pictures of the official launch at the UB Schmoozin' with Women in STEM event organized at The State University of New York - University at Buffalo by the collaboration of UB Future Alumni Network, UB Career Services and Women Engineers Pakistan.
Our founding members presented Women Engineers Pakistan and its objectives at The National Youth Conference 2014 held at Karachi University. Check out more at hashtag handle #NYC14