Peshawar’s Tech Camp for Women: A step towards positivity
The inadequate participation of women in the sector of technology has always been an issue. 51% of the population is finally standing up for them self and is trying to contribute to the country’s technologic stream. The external forces are now favorable. The nation is recognizing the importance of the addition of women in the economy’s workforce.
The rigorous and intensive boot camp was covered the various aspects of the technology and entrepreneurship in detail. It not only imparted knowledge to the women but also empowered them to be self-sufficient for a company start-up and business. This three-days-workshop from 31 January 2019 to 2 February 2019 organized at National Incubation center, Peshawar covered the topics of social listening, growth hacking, rapid prototyping, and interface design among others.
The camp was organized by Impact Dynamics in collaboration with Daastaan with the help of the US state department. The two important independent bodies, one that promotes literature and others that spread social and tech skills collaborating on a single platform depicts the importance and need of such workshops, especially for women.
The organizers managed to bring professionals from different walks of life to bring diversity to the camp. This allowed the participants to get views and perspectives from different angles and point of views.
Below is the list of a few notable appearances:
1. Roshaan Saeed, Product Strategy Designer at Stipples,
2. Danish Ejaz, Digital & Outreach Lead at Impact Dynamics,
3. Maryam Arshad, Founder & Director at Impact Dynamics,
4. Shehryar Khan, Design Head of the KPIT Board,
5. Kayenat Hameed, Project Coordinator at Impact Dynamics,
6. Madiha Parvez, Head of Telenor’s Velocity Program
7. Haroon Q. Raja, Founder & CEO at Happy Cloud,
8. Lalsayd, Community Manager at Blimp,
9. Urooj Hussain, Associate Director Starcom Media Vest,
10. Syed Ommer Amer, Founder & CEO of Daastan
11. Kiran Fatima, a freelancer/filmmaker.
The workshop fulfilled two major purposes, one to empower women and add to the workforce two, the spread the knowledge about various business strategies among the population. “The program outline was designed in form of a journey that startups go through in their life cycle and the tech and business skills they need as part of the process,” said Maryam Arshad.
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It is a good initiative taken for women. The participation on all levels is needed for the country to improve
in any sector, be it, men or women. A nation cannot progress well with half of the population not
contributing actively towards the goal. The need of time is more of such workshops and seminars to help
impart knowledge among the general population.