Women play a pivotal and ever increasing important role within Pakistan. Jang Media Group believes that it is our responsibility to not only recognize their achievements but also thank them for their valiant efforts. They have launched The News Women Power 50 as not just a one off concept, but a brand built for the specific purpose of honouring women. Whether as mothers, daughters, wives, business women, doctors or engineers Pakistan’s women have always stepped up and played a defining role for the country.
The power is in your hands to decide who Pakistan’s most successful women are. You can vote any 10 personalities. Voting closes 7th March 2020, and the results will be published in a special report on International Women’s Day – 8th March, 2020.
Four outstanding Ismaili women have made this list. Read all about them here and vote. Voting takes only matter of minutes. You can vote for any or all four personalities in this list.
Sumaira Lokhandwala is a period warrior, menstrual health educator, SRHR expert & advocate & founder of HER Pakistan, a women-led social enterprise that empowers girls & women about menstruation through service, education & advocacy. She has an MBA in Health management with vast clinical experience. She currently spearheads the operations of HER Pakistan & is the mastermind behind; “Menstrual Hygiene Drives” which empowers women & girl irrespective of their socio-economic background, with education & skill to manage their period hygienically & “School Puberty Education Program” which prepares adolescents, their parents & teachers for puberty & associated changes & challenges. Sumaira is an active gender-enthusiast & plays an active role in challenging pre-defined gender roles in the society. Her initiative on period equality has come a long way, despite barriers such as working in extremist & conservative settings, & ineffective processes in the country’s health & social systems.
Click the link to vote for Sumaira: https://womenpower50.com/details.php?id=246
Singer and songwriter, Natasha Baig, has captivated audiences with her powerful vocals and energetic musical performances. But the ‘young Abida Parveen’ is now ready to launch her debut album onto the music scene. Baig, who started her career in 2013 on a popular music show where she was selected as one of the six finalists—gained popularity when she opened Coke Studio’s new season with a collaboration with Farid Ayaz and Abu Muhammad Qawwal on an improvised version of Allama Iqbal’s Shikwa. Her debut album, called Zarya, is a ten-track album emblematic of her personal brand of music —a fusion of Sufi and rock. According to Baig, the album is an ode to breaking free from society’s norms and finding her own path.
Click the link to vote for Natasha: https://womenpower50.com/details.php?id=124
Samina Khayal Baig is the first Pakistani woman to climb Mount Everest.
Samina is also the first Pakistani woman and the first Muslim to climb the seven summits. Baig comes from Shimshal village in Hunza Gojal, Gilgit- Baltistan, Pakistan, and was trained in mountaineering from the age of 15 by her brother, Mirza Ali. Baig has been employed as a mountain guide and expedition leader in the Hindu Kush and the peaks of Karakoram.
Click the link to vote for Samina: https://womenpower50.com/details.php?id=49
Sonal Dhanani is a member of the National Youth Council by Prime minister Imran khan and working for civic action portfolio. She is a creative professional, educator and facilitator keen on promoting education, volunteerism and social action in Pakistan. She uses arts and culture as her tool to serve humanity. She has been the fellow of Atlantic Council fellowship called “Emerging Leaders of Pakistan” and “Young connectors of future” fellowship by Swedish Institute. she has participated in organizing literary seminars and events celebrating the work of artists and writers in promoting peace and harmony by harnessing the positive energies of expressive arts. She sees art as a uniting force between people irrespective of race, religion, caste, color, gender, ethnicity, or language. In 2015, she started an initiative called Parindey means birds which focuses on providing creative therapies (art, music and cinema therapy) in the community and using arts and culture as our tool of peace.
Click the link to vote for Sonal: https://womenpower50.com/details.php?id=179
You can vote for as many nominees as you want.
Only a limited number of votes can be cast per nominee from one IP Address.
Votes exceeding the allocated quota per IP address will not be counted in the tallying of the final result.