Celebrity women from different walks of life share their journey to fame and success


Serena Hotel celebrates female role model in Pakistan

Zubair Qureshi

A highly inspiring panel discussion with outstanding women of different origins shared their life achievements and the struggle for their place in society on Friday during a panel discussion organized by the Islamabad Serena Hotel.

The event with the title “Celebrating Female Role Models of Pakistan” brought together many female and, of course, male listeners whom she regarded as their role models.

According to the CEO of Serena Hotels, Aziz Boolani, the aim of the event was to honor women who have made their mark in their respective fields through exemplary talent, courage, commitment and professional excellence and who have become role models for the younger generation of women.

The panel included Abida Malik, President of the Be-hbud Association; Kashmala Tariq, Federal Ombudsperson for Protection against Harassment of Women in the Workplace; Alia Zafar, Group Head, People & Organizational Excellence, Bank of Punjab; Sarwat Majeed, Serena Hotels Asia’s first female general manager; Dr. Muneeza Riz-wan, Head of Dermatology at PAF Hospital, and the young singer Hadia Hashmi, who made a name for herself with her debut at the Nescafe Basement.

Kashmala Tariq said it is important to celebrate female role models for the future generation of working women for whom the pioneers are paving the way so that they will have fewer challenges and more success.

Dr. Muneeza Rizwan noted that she felt like a truly successful woman is a woman who is successful in both her role at work and at home.

Sarwat Majeed, general manager of Serena Hotels in the North and the first female GM of Serena Hotels Asia, said companies play an important role in promoting the potential of women workers.

Abida Malik thanked Serena Hotels for always working to empower women by supporting the work of the Behbud Association, especially the craftswomen.

The event was held as part of Raabta, a public diplomacy initiative by Serena Hotels that aims to curate conversations with experts, policy makers and interested citizens in order to create knowledge and develop a broader understanding of socio-economic issues for our society relevant. The discussion was moderated by Ms. Sidra Iqbal, a well-known radio journalist and curator of Raabta.


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