Islamabad: Hashoo Group hosted an International Women’s Day event for its staff at Islamabad Marriott on Thursday.
Hashoo Group Vice President Human Resources, Fauzia Ahmed spoke about the company’s pledge to increase gender diversity and inclusion across the group and stressed that it is the responsibility of both men and women to ensure that women are supported in the workplace.
The half-day event featured lively panel discussions led by media specialist Moneeza Hashmi who specializes in women and gender issues brought together inspiring leaders from television, radio, sports, social development, and education to talk about breaking stereotypes and promoting progress for women across Pakistan.
Panellists included Roshan Bharucha - CEO of Hunar Foundation and Chairperson of SOS Village, Baela Raza Jamil - Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and Centre for Education & Consciousness, Hajra Khan captain of the Pakistan Women's National Football Team, Sarmad Khoosat - acclaimed TV & film actor and director, Kanwal Masud - General Manager of PTV Global, Kanwal Naseer - seasoned radio artist and TV anchor, Sadaf Naz – taboo-breaking founder of Her Ground an online subscription-based service providing feminine hygienic products to women in Pakistan, and Asghar Nadeem Syed – well-known playwright, TV drama serial writer, and poet.
Hashoo Group employs more than 5,000 staff across Pakistan and is committed to including more women in their workforce by reshaping policies and offering more facilities within the workspace to facilitate women joining, returning, and staying in the workforce.