PCI To Hold Seminar

Pakistani women achievers to grace panel talk on Women’s Day

By Jamil Khan @ The Gulf Today-Sharjah, Mar 05, 2014

DUBAI: Pakistan Change Initiative (PCI), a group of UAE-based Pakistani women, will organise a panel discussion to celebrate International Women’s Day on March.9 in Dubai.
The PCI has assembled a panel of five strong, successful and highly acclaimed Pakistani women to speak about their persistence and perseverance to succeed, the challenges women in their position face in a male-dominated society and how their roles have impacted their society.
The event will be attended by a number of community members as well as other Dubai-based expatriate communities.
The panel will include Dr Maleeha Lodhi, twice ambassador to the US, Amber Saigol, chairperson of the Dawn Media Group (the largest media house in Pakistan), Nasreen Kasuri, founder of Beaconhouse Schools, which has a significant network of schools globally, Dr Qinza Najm, renowned artist whose work is displayed in galleries across the world and Sidra Iqbal, anchor for one of the most celebrated TV shows and recipient of the Great Women Award in 2014.
The panel will be moderated by Iqbal Maladwala to probe the panel into an insightful and lively discussion.
Talking to The Gulf Today, Tooba Ghafur, head of the PCI UAE chapter and Anouk Khan, senior associate of PCI, said that the panel discussion is their second event after the launch last year.
“The response to our presentation was hugely positive. Guests from other communities gained a different insight into Pakistan and its people, as expressed on our feedback forms. Some guests also expressed a desire to visit the country, and hence there is a PCI trip to Lahore end of this month,” Ghafur said.
Regarding the upcoming events by PCI, the officials said, “We are planning another event before the summer to focus on synergies between the UAE and Pakistan to further engage all the different business communities here and those who may want to learn how to go about investment or business opportunity in Pakistan. We are also engaging with different business councils in Dubai to see how we can work together.”
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~ by jamilkhan on March 6, 2014.

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