STEM

  • Women in Aerospace: A Chat with a Space Lawyer

    Tell us about yourself? I am a Romanian based in Dubai since 2011. Apart from working as a lawyer corporate / commercial / dispute resolution / international transactions), I am a professor at the University of Wollongong, Dubai, teaching International Law, Diplomacy, Business Law and few other related subjects....
  • Empowering women through innovation

    Education, awareness and innovation can play a pivotal role in changing the patriarchal mindset of societies. Pakistan Innovation Foundation (PIF),  recently concluded a groundbreaking initiative that invited technologists, designers, communicators to propose ideas, suggestion that could empower women to #TakeBackTheWheel. Founder and CEO, Athar Osama sheds light on PIF’s pioneering...
  • Empowering the girl child through tech

    Today an estimated 122 million youth are illiterate globally, out of which 60.7 percent are young women according to a UNESCO report. More than 1.3 billion people live in abject poverty and then there is also the current devastating refugee situation the world over from Syria to Burma, among...
  • Smashing the Glass Ceilings

    Equal participation of both men and women in the economic activity of a country is critical not only for sustainable development, but for a balanced and equitable society. Although this a fact already acknowledged universally, there still exists a disparity between awareness and reality. A number of companies have...
  • Stirring all inclusive progress through tech in Palestine

    Palestine is a land suffering due to conflict, dismal economy and possessing negligible opportunities. It is also a country that has witnessed tremendous growth in its IT sector, with women technologists showing resilience amid social and political restrictions, and shining bright in the digital stratosphere. Mai Temraz is one...
  • Empowering Women Through Tech

    Registered in Pakistan as a non-government organization (NGO), and operational since 2010, the Women’s Digital League (WDL) is an online platform that provides training and work opportunities for local women. Introducing computer-based work, the social enterprise is not only recognized by Google but is also certified by Thunderbird School’s...
  • Integrating Diversity into STEM

    Increasing women’s participation in the STEM fields has become a buzzword in recent times. With technology playing a key role in modern society, the inclusion of the female gender into the skilled workforce has gained more traction over the past several years. The social media boom and developments in...
  • Women Engineers Pakistan: Advancing STEM on the home front

    What is the participation ratio or percentage of Pakistani women in STEM fields? As per the Pakistan Council for Science & Technology, there are roughly 18 percent women in the science and technology fields in comparison with men, whereas a little over 10 percent women are into engineering. If...
  • Disrupting the Status Quo in STEM

    It is a well-known fact that economic emancipation in modern society, be it on an individual or mass level, relies heavily on innovation and technological advancement. Equally important is the inclusion and active participation of women in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) fields – both in education and...
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