Female leaders that are creating a history in Pakistan’s corporate world

March 30, 2017

Over the years, women have been associated with words such as delicate and compassionate because of which they were confined to perform specific chores only within the four walls of their houses. But this no longer seems to be the situation.

With the power to not only bring life into this world after God but also to nurture and shape the future generation, women are capable of doing diverse things. With technology spreading its wings across various corners of the world, women are provided with a platform to learn, to speak up for themselves and even start their own business!

This has lead women to bring accolades in various different fields. They have definitely made Pakistan proud because working in a male dominant environment is tough and requires some serious guts. Keeping in mind the diverse contributions of Pakistani women, Jovago Pakistan has dedicated this article to all those corporate women out there.

Nadine Malik

According to a famous proverb, behind every successful man, there is a strong woman. In Jovago Pakistan’s case, there is a strong woman behind the success of the company. With an MBA degree from INSEAD and a passion for working in a challenging environment, which is a common element found in the e-commerce market, Nadine came back to Pakistan in order to launch the Rocket Internet’s online hotel booking venture in Pakistan. Over a journey of just more than two years, Jovago has emerged as the largest and the best hotel booking website in Pakistan with an inventory of more than 2000 hotels.

Sima Kamil

Appointed as the new CEO and President of UBL, Sima Kamil is the first female CEO of any major bank in Pakistan. With a banking career spanning over 25 years, Sima is an all rounded leader with positions including head of branch banking, director of asset management at HBL and Chair of the Board of Governors of Karachi Grammar School.

Maheen Rahman

Turning a loss —making asset management company into a profitable acquisition target, Maheen leads Alfalah GHP Investment Management Ltd as its CEO. A LUMS graduate, she is the only Pakistani woman to make it to the Fortune’s list of ‘40 under the 40s: top ten women CEOs’ and is also the youngest head of an asset management company.

Jehan Ara Pasha

With a 30-year-old career spanning in the fields of marketing, communications and interactive media, Jehan is many things combined. She is not only an entrepreneur but also a social activist and motivator. She is the President of Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES and the tech incubator NEST I/O and is an ardent supporter of legislation for cybercrime, and privacy and data protection.

Jovago Pakistan lauds these women for their utmost zeal and zest and their vision to not let their femininity be a barrier in their desire to work in a male dominated society. If you have information on any other females who have made Pakistan proud, then do share it with us in the comments section below.

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