Women’s inclusion in economy stressed

Our Correspondent
Tuesday, Sep 19, 2023

Islamabad: The Male Champions of Change is a unique platform of diverse industry leaders who have committed to lead and inspire change and diversify workplaces by consciously enabling and empowering women leaders.

‘Power to create inclusive gender equality in the workplace’, members will explore how power is attained and attributed, make visible the systems of power that exist in their organisations and act to disrupt power dynamics that can impact progress towards achieving inclusive gender equality.

Male Champions of Change Pakistan Members adopted an action plan to uncover the power dynamics in their own organisations and networks, and disrupt the status quo, during their quarterly meeting, hosted here.

On the occasion, Neil Hawkins, Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, congratulated Champions of Change Coalition members in Pakistan on their ongoing actions to improve gender equality, saying “all societies including Pakistan and Australia, need to increase women’s inclusion in the economy - we cannot afford not to, and it’s the right thing to do”. Basing their plan on the Champions of Change resource, PepsiCo Pakistan highlighted the company’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, such as the Sheroes programme, which established Pakistan’s first all-female distribution centre in Sialkot, breaking stereotypes in sales and distribution roles previously considered exclusively for men.