Baramulla, June 17: Women’s development cell, North Campus, University of Kashmir organized a panel discussion titled as “Executive Women- The Myth of Having It All” on Friday (17-06-2022) at Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Auditorium of the North Campus.
The main aim of the programme was to bring powerful women voices together on one platform and to debate and deliberate about the issues women face while trying to balance between work and their personal lives.
The experts for the panel discussion included Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, District Development Commissioner, Baramulla; Prof. Farida Abdulla Khan, Former Dean & Head, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia; and Mrs. Rajni Saraf, CFO, J&K Bank Ltd.
The welcome address was given by Director, North Campus, University of Kashmir - Prof. Pervez Ahmad. While welcoming the dignitaries, he emphasized the need to have gender based policy actions to tackle discrimination against women.
Gender equality, economic empowerment and work-life balance, were some of the topics that were put on the table during the panel discussion. At a time when women voices are rising all around the globe, the panel discussion was commemorated, acknowledging their achievements in different fields while reflecting on the theme ‘SHE WALKS SHE LEADS’.
The panel discussion was attended by faculty members, non-teaching staff, scholars, students. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Maleeha Gul, Convener, Womens’ Development Cell and Coordinator, Department of Management Studies.
The panelists exchanged views on women who break shackles to aim big and realize their dreams.
In her remarks, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar stressed on the importance of building alliances to support women in different fields across organizations and emphasized that female leaders have a huge responsibility to inspire the new generation of women in different sectors.
Rajni Saraf in her remarks said that gender equality always has to be a priority, which should be strongly promoted across institutions. Prof. Farida Khan emphasized that in order to achieve work-life balances at workplaces; sharing of responsibilities, parenting duties and household chores is the secret to achieve a healthy work-life balance for women.
The introduction about the theme of the discussion was given by Dr. Ambreen Wani from Department of Management Studies and vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Fasel Qadir from Department of Computer Science.