ISLAMABAD: The hospitality leader, Hashoo Group, owners and operators of the Pearl Continental and Marriott Hotels in Pakistan, hosted an International Women’s Day 2018 event for its staff at Islamabad Marriott on Thursday, 8 March. Ms. Fauzia Ahmed, Hashoo Group Vice President Human Resources spoke about the company’s pledge to increase gender diversity and inclusion across the group and stressed that it is the responsibility of both men and women to ensure that women are supported in the workplace.
The half-day event featured lively panel discussions led by media specialist Ms. Moneeza Hashmi who specializes in women and gender issues brought together inspiring leaders from television, radio, sports, social development, and education to talk about breaking stereotypes and promoting progress for women across Pakistan. Panelists included Ms. RoshanBharucha – CEO of HUNAR Foundation and Chairperson of SOS Village, Ms. BaelaRazaJamil – Trustee/Advisor for the Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and Center for Education & Consciousness, Ms. Hajra Khan, captain Pakistan Women’s National Football Team, Mr. SarmadKhoosat – acclaimed TV & film actor and director, Ms. KanwalMasud – General Manager of PTV Global, KanwalNaseer – seasoned radio artist and TV anchor, Ms. SadafNaz – taboo-breaking founder of Her Ground an online subscription-based service providing feminine hygienic products to women in Pakistan and Mr. AsgharNadeem Syed, renowned TV drama serial writer and poet.
Hashoo Group employs staff exceeding 5,000 across Pakistan and is committed to including more women in their workforce by reshaping policies and offering more facilities within the workspace to facilitate women joining, returning, and staying in the workforce