Nestlé holds seminar
Staff Reporter KARACHI: Nestlé Pakistan organised a seminar as part of its Kero Aitemaad-Believe in Yourself initiative.
The aim of the initiative - undertaken by Nestlé Pakistan's Corporate Recruitment Department - is to help aspiring women break stereotypes, understand how to navigate through different aspects of professional life and to learn how Nestlé supports female professionals.
The Nestlé Pakistan women who spoke included Humaira Ashar (Business Manager, Confectionary), Dr Huma Fahim (Medical Advisor, Nestlé Infant Nutrition), Anoop Khalid (Assistant Brand Manager, Nescafe) and Kanza Malik (Area Sales Manager, Karachi).
Abdullah Jawaid, the Gender Champion for Nestle Pakistan, ran the participants through some figures. In Pakistan, said, women make up only 5% of leadership positions in companies compared to 12% worldwide.
Humaira Ashar said challenges and hindrances could come from anywhere - our minds, families or the society. The trick, she believes, is to juggle things efficiently. She cautioned that it wasn't easy but could be done.
Dr Huma had to give up working after having children. She went back to college after eight years and started working again. She said she had treated each bias as a challenge and was proud of what she had achieved in 15 years.