Re-designing the #Beatme Campaign by UN Women Pakistan

Do watch the #Beatme Anti-Violence Campaign by UN Women Pakistan. What do you think?  I think the campaign deserves a complete re-design. First off, what an unfortunate choice of words for the hashtag #beatme.  Moving past the words, why is it in English? Who are you talking to? This campaign should at minimum been in… Continue reading Re-designing the #Beatme Campaign by UN Women Pakistan

Smash the Patriarchy

Sometimes, in the middle of a debt-inducing buying frenzy over cute-yet-empowering notepads, pins, cellphone covers and jewelry, I can't help but wonder if us women are being supported or patronised? Do we require these messages to be emblazoned across our chests on t-shirts or dotting the back our iPads while we read on the train… Continue reading Smash the Patriarchy

Time to ‘Woman Up’!

Two quotes from the interwebz - one message - it's time to 'Woman Up!' Fun thought: could we build a lady tech mafia so strong the men will start to complain? — Danielle Morrill (@DanielleMorrill) March 15, 2016 “Profound change will be possible only if we build a grand female tradition that men are forced… Continue reading Time to ‘Woman Up’!

“Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDMT9e5Wb2Y You *must* have eye-rolled at this fairness cream ad by now. It depicts a father-daughter duo jogging in a park when the father pitches a potential suitor who has EVERYTHING a young girl could desire 'a good job, his own house, well-settled'.  Since this is a fairness cream commercial, based in India but also… Continue reading “Phir ban gaya na, equal -equal” – Fair and Lovely takes a Jab at Fairness in Adulting expectations

Listed on Speakerinnen!

Proud to be listed on the Speakerinnen website - that, too, highlighting my favorite topics to speak about - Empowering Women, Communications, Educational Technology and Employability Training. Kudos to the founders of the project; this is a great way to show support for balanced representation of both genders on the stage and across all other platforms (digital/virtual).… Continue reading Listed on Speakerinnen!

Seminar on Empowering Women Coming Up!

Catalyst Woman is going to Faisalabad!  My team is super-excited to be invited to speak at National Textile University-Faisalabad by the Rector, Dr. Arshad Ali.