A Networking Event held on April 24th, under PCSW’s Leadership Initiative. The event was attended by government officials and Women Leaders who have been nominated by PCSW for placement on public sector Boards and Committees. The core aim of the initiative is to facilitate implementation of the Punjab Women Empowerment Package 2012, and the Punjab Fair Representation of Women Act 2014, both of which mandateat least 33% representation of women on all Boards of public sector entities in Punjab.
The event included a panel discussion on ‘Effectively Influencing Decision-Making in the Public Sector’, through which, barriers to inclusion of women in decision-making positions and resistance/acceptance of women as decision-makers in the public sector, were discussed. Esteemed panelists included Mr. Mujtaba Paracha, Secretary, Department of Industries, Commerce and Investment, Government of Punjab; Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson PCSW; Ms. Fiza Farhan, Chairperson, Chief Minister’s Taskforce for Women’s Empowerment; and Ms. Humaira Shazia, CEO of DIC Limited, a subsidiary of the Packages Group.