Women Are Emerging As Successful Entrepreneurs In Pakistan, Says Najma Siddiqi
Faizan Hashmi 10 months ago Mon 26th February 2018 | 06:30 PM
Ms. Najma Siddiqi, a very well-known social development expert said that there are pockets of excellence and ponds of stagnation regarding the development and women empowerment in Pakistan
Islamabad(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Feb, 2018 ) Ms. Najma Siddiqi, a very well-known social development expert said that there are pockets of excellence and ponds of stagnation regarding the development and women empowerment in Pakistan.
This she said while speaking in the graduate seminar on Invest in Future Leaders through Participatory Dialogue and Discussion on “Grassroots Entrepreneurship & Women Empowerment in Water Sector” organized by U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advances Studies in Water (USPCAS-W), Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) in collaboration with Center for Social Change (CSC) held at USPCAS-W Auditorium on Friday.
She believed Leadership is not a noun but a verb because the leader is supposed to be seen in actions in every time. In this sense, she elaborates, a woman always plays a role in leadership. She said that there is a close relationship between a woman, water, and entrepreneurship, but unfortunately, women were lagging behind for their rights including access to water.
She said inequality in general and of gender is everywhere in the world, but to bring equilibrium in the society either gender has to think as a human being to each and to treat equally.
In some of the societies including in Pakistan, there were fixed roles for a woman because of societal compulsion but the roles of a woman can be enhanced in all the sectors of professionalism, she added.
She further said that unfortunately in our societies, people rather listen but memories the thoughts of leaders which can help them to quote their thoughts rather to the transformation of the society.
Good Governance is a strategy from down to up, not the vice versa, she concluded the seminar and responded the questions asked by the participants. While speaking in the seminar Zulfiqar Halepoto, Water-Environment and Civil Society Activist also heads CSC said that a woman in Pakistan has to play the diversified roles for enabling themselves to be successful entrepreneurs as the economic empowerment distinguish the social status in the society.
On this occasion, Project Director USPCAS-W MUET Dr. Bakhshal Khan Lashari welcomed the participants and introduced the speaker. Dr. Lashari also presented sovueniers to the speaker.