Dubai, UAE/ New York, USA, June 1st, 2016: Ananke Magazine has partnered with Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP) to launch a one-of-its-kind internship program to economically empower women through digital media, technology and journalism.
Celebrating visionary women across the MENA region and beyond, the digital magazine, Ananke, strives to create a difference by not only documenting achievements of women trailblazers, highlighting the plight of the female gender; but also by collaborating with leading entities that are working towards empowering women and girls through training, mentoring and guidance.
“It is an exciting time for Ananke. We have successfully completed our pilot internship program, which saw us train brilliant students from Kenya and Australia,” said Executive Editor Ananke, Sabin Muzaffar.
Adding she said: “I am eager to initiate the second round of the program and it gives me immense pleasure to collaborate with one of Pakistan’s leading organizations – Women Engineers Pakistan – that strives to alleviate the plight of women through learning, mentoring and guidance. We plan to take it to the next level and have great things in store for our potential interns that will give them great professional perspectives and skills.”
Spearheading a strict mission to encourage female participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields that enables a better integration within business and education sectors in and outside Pakistan; WEP has joined forces with Ananke to offer a unique and inspirational platform for women and girls to learn the tricks of the trade pertaining to digital media, online journalism as well as social media marketing.
Founder, CEO WEP, Ramla Qureshi said: “The Women Engineers Pakistan is always on the lookout for avenues that better prepare our girls to keep pace with the present world. We believe in progress through science and technology, but partnership with Ananke gives us a taste of professional globalism that we seek for our members. The intent is to marry STEM with present-day journalism, social media and other digital portals for women and girls to take on a well-rounded grooming approach.”
Under the umbrella of Ananke Labs, the internship program is a join venture offering broad theoretical and practical knowledge designed specifically for selected students, aspiring journalists and media specialists.
A global program, the internship is tailored for women and girls who can dedicate a minimum of two hours daily to online work, are available to attend Skype discussions and/or Webinars weekly, are able to communicate in good English, and lastly are willing to complete strategic assessments that encourages them to perform creatively.
The main goal of the program is to boost and showcase women’s talents, train and mentor them to obtain professional opportunities in their field of study or interest. Since the program is a global, online initiative, girls from anywhere in the world can apply!
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Ananke eZine (www.anankemag.com) is an online publication celebrating visionary women across the MENA and beyond. The digital platform is known for producing some of the most profound, in-depth stories, articles and commentaries relating to issues of female empowerment, women economic emancipation and gender mainstreaming.
Ananke was also selected among the Top 12 finalists in the highly coveted Hadafi competition for women entrepreneurs in the MENA region in 2015. Ananke’s efforts for women empowerment have also been featured and lauded in The Moroccan Times.
About Women Engineers Pakistan (WEP)
The Women Engineers Pakistan (www.womenengineers.pk), or WEP, is an organization working to promote Science and Technology, along with its many applications within the female population of Pakistan. According to The World Economic Forum Gender Gap Survey, out of 142 countries, Pakistan is ranked the second last. The WEP works to alleviate this glaring gap, operating with a three-tiered approach involving girls from high-schools, STEM institutions and the women already in the professional field.
The Women Engineers Pakistan has received a lot of appreciation through its time, both in Pakistani and Global media. With features in Core77, WonderfulEngineering.com, Mizlink Pakistan, Ananke eZine, and UB Spectrum, WEP has also been given primetime at Society of Women Engineers World Conference, WE’15 at Nashville, TN for “Enabling Women Engineers in Pakistan.”