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Women in the Workplace: The U.S. & Pakistan

WHO: Fouzia Saaed, Pakistani author; Eleanor Smeal, president and founder of The Feminist Majority Foundation and publisher of Ms. Magazine; Jehan Ara, president of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES(P@SHA)'; Joanne Trotter, international development expert.
Prof. Lauren Weis
(Moderator) American University’s director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program.

WHAT: Discussion with distinguished Pakistani and American panel about the challenges women face in the workplace.

WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: American University, Tenley Campus, Capital Hall Auditorium enter on Nebraska Ave., NW (Corner of Nebraska Ave and Yuma St., NW off Tenley Circle and two blocks from Tenleytown Metro.)


Washington, D.C. (April 10, 2013) -- The U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council located at American University is hosting a bi-cultural – Pakistani and U.S.-- panel discussion on the world of working women. It will address whether women need to “lean in” or whether the workplace must change? American University’s director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Program, Lauren Weis will moderate the discussion.

Fouzia Saaed is the author of Working with Sharks: A Pakistani Woman’s Story of Countering Sexual Harassment

Eleanor Smeal is the president and founder of The Feminist Majority Foundation and publisher of Ms. Magazine.

Jehan Ara is the president of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT & ITES(P@SHA)

Joanne Trotter
is an international development expert and former director of the Aga Khan Foundation.

The US-Pakistan Women's Council was launched by Secretary Clinton On September 24, 2012, to promote economic advancement for Pakistani women. It is a public-private partnership between the U.S. State Department, American University, and OPEN (an NGO that promotes entrepreneurship). The Council is located at American University's School of International Service.


American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

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