September2019

  • IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

    September 26th, 2019, Montreal (Canada):The International Air Transport Association (IATA) today launched the 25by2025Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025...
  • Pakistani AI Chatbot Raaji wins the coveted MIT SOLVE Challenge Award

    Pakistani AI Chatbot, RAAJI, educating girls about reproductive health wins premier award at the MIT-SOLVE Challenge Finals 2019.  The prestigious social impact event was held in New York, USA, during the UN General Assembly week on September 22nd, 2019. MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology,...
  • The Rise of Female Workspaces

    Women are a key part of a growing contingent workforce of freelancers, consultants and part-timers. Despite numerous government policies to attract more mothers back into the workplace, retention is still a significant struggle. To find out why this is the case, John Williams, Head of Marketing at Instant Offices,...
  • THE NEST I/O: Creating change-makers by tapping into the potential of Pakistani female entrepreneurs

    The third edition of Startup Weekend Karachi Women Edition came to a successful close, experiencing record-breaking registrations from more than 200 aspiring women entrepreneurs belonging to diverse professional backgrounds including developers, designers, marketeers and startup enthusiasts. The event was organized by Pakistan’s leading tech incubator The Nest I/O from...
  • LEGO®promotes Gender Equality Through #SheBuiltIt Campaign

    Dubai, (UAE): Summertime is over and it’s time for back to school season, but that doesn’t mean that playtime is over.  This month, LEGO®, the household name that has brought the joy of building into the homes of millions of families around the world, is running a social media...
  • Startup Weekend Women Pakistan Sets Off to Resounding Start

    Over the past several years, Pakistan has witnessed a breakthrough when it comes to female entrepreneurship especially through technology. Celebrating and encouraging women’s participation in economy and promoting female entrepreneurship, the country’s leading technology incubator the Nest I/O has organized the third edition of Startup Weekend Women happening starting...
  • Emirati Women Create Unique Hand-crafted Collections through Irthi’s ‘Design Labs’

    September 11th, 2019, Sharjah (UAE):Irthi Contemporary Crafts Council (Irthi), an affiliate of NAMA Women Advancement Establishment, brought together young Emirati women to train with international designers to create handmade products that merge local and international crafts. The women, aged 18-35, were trained in eight different crafts and techniques through...
  • Delivering Inclusive Progress, Not Promises at the Workplace

    Supporting Women at the Workplace – a highly relevant topic that needs more attention than a mere bird’s eye view. So what is it all about? Women’s Empowerment – Economic Empowerment, Gender Equality at the Workplace, supporting women etc.– these are some of the buzzwords emphatically voiced these days,...