International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on March 8 in honor of the many women who have made significant contributions to society in the areas of social, economic, cultural, and political life. The day also serves as a rallying cry for advancing gender equality and for establishing plans and objectives toward this aim.
Below is a list of some strong women who have put their hands on conquering the world.
In Pakistan, Yasmeen Lari has broken ground as the first woman to practice architecture. The Taj Mahal Hotel, the Finance and Trade Center, and the Pakistan State Oil House are just a few of the landmarks she constructed in Karachi. Following the devastating earthquake that struck her country in 2006, she felt obliged to devote her life to sheltering the poor and homeless. Since 2010, her organization has erected over 50,000 homes in Pakistan for those displaced by natural disasters including floods and earthquakes. In 2020, she will get the Jane Drew Architecture Prize for her work.
Rabia is the chief executive officer and one of the founders of Rasala Publishing, a business that publishes content for the IT industry. She is the editor-in-chief of CIO, the most widely read publication on the topic of business technology leadership in the world. She also serves as CEO of Toffee TV, an Urdu-language educational resource for kids that features shows, music, and other engaging content.
Former One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty-Over (T20) captain for the Pakistan women’s cricket team was Sana Mir. There have been 226 matches in which she has participated for her country. She’s one of the rare women who has triumphed despite the odds and served as a role model for other ambitious athletes.
Nida Rizwan Farid:
Consultant for energy efficiency and aerospace engineering, Nida Rizwan. As the creator of Save Joules, a website dedicated to lowering energy costs for people in Pakistan, she has made a significant impact on the lives of her countrymen. I’ve managed work on the Airbus A320, A330, and A380, as well as the Bombardier CRJ. Saying, “The sky’s the limit.”
Khushbakht Shah Gillani:
Kushbakht Shah practices law. She is also the active leader of her non-profit organization, Adal aur Sehat, which she founded and operates out of Karachi. The latter helps victims of domestic abuse obtain legal representation and raises public awareness about the intersection of law and health. The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice recognized her as a Rising Star for her work in the legal field by bestowing upon her the 1st Runner-Up Award. Meanwhile, the Asia Law Portal highlighted her as one of the 30 Legal Innovators in Asia and the top 30 attorneys to watch in 2022.
It is imperative that International Women’s Day be observed in every region of the world in order to raise people’s awareness of the powerful women in our society.