KARACHI: Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) hosted a panel discussion titled ‘Celebrating Pakistani Women: The importance of Diversity for Business Growth’ at the British Deputy High Commission, Karachi. “At SCB, we strive to help women realise their full potential through personal development and supportive workplace practices,” said SCB CEO Shazad Dada. “In Pakistan, I am proud that 25 per cent of our workforce comprises women.” Promoting the rights of women is at the centre of the United Kingdom government’s human rights work, said British deputy high commissioner John Tucknott MBE. “By supporting projects that tackle violence against women, work to ensure equal representation of women in political and public life and challenge discriminatory laws and practices, we make a difference for women and girls globally,” he added. The panelists also included SCB director Spenta Kandawala, Unilever Pakistan chairperson Shazia Syed and Pakistan’s women football team captain Hajra Khan.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.