I run self-empowerment, employability skills and digital literacy workshops for young professional women, minorities and economically disadvantaged youth under the banner of Step-Up Workshops.
With my team, our focus is to offer discounted workshops and resource materials that counter common obstacles for women/minorities in the workplace/hiring scenarios.
A little bit about the name, Catalyst Woman
– a few years ago, when a colleague was writing a farewell email, she referred to me with a line “I am sure that Mariam will be the catalyst to bring positive social change
in Pakistan in our lifetime”.
We had spent many a tea-break
discussing the dearth of quality educational/vocational initiatives for millennial Pakistani women – one can assume that kinship
resulted in that sentence.
A year later I formally launched the consultancy with the aim to level the playing-field for working women in Pakistan via every project at Catalyst Woman.