Educate a Girl presents “You Are Not Defined By The Colour of Your Skin”

Dawood Global Foundation, in partnership with Indus University, LADIESFUND, and Lean in Pakistan, is organizing a virtual LADIESFUND Educate a Girl facebook live session “You are not defined by the Colour of your skin” as a fundraiser for combatting Colour discrimination and programming to help young Pakistani women with building their self esteem.  This will be held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Fb live 14:00 pm to 22:00 pm

This is will be one of the most powerful conferences in our nations history that could transform the lives and thinking of more than 3 million Pakistani girls who are expected to watch through our various partner feeds.

You will want to remember the day you participated in this movement and we request you help us in this cause and spread the word and host watch parties for segments of the conference which is full of global and local speakers. Our keynotes are Aamina Sheikh, Aisha Farooqui and Zohra Yusuf. We also will feature Salima Hashimi, Sheema Kermani, Ameena Saiyid, Shahnaz Wazir Ali, Amin Gulgee, Monis Rehman, Frieha Altaf, Habib Paracha, African American motivational speaker, Dr. Bertice Berry, Turkish powerhouse Sevil Pacalioglu, and so many more!

Wednesday, 10 June 2020
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Educate a Girl FB live
2:00 pm Recitation by Talat Hashimi (Karachi)
2:02 pm National Anthem by Nabila Bano (Karachi)
2:04 pm Welcome by Tara Uzra Dawood
2:07 am Opening Keynote by Begum Samina Alvi, Begum President of Pakistan (Islamabad)
2:15 pm Special Address by Aisha Farooqui, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Islamabad (Islamabad)
2:25 pm Special Address by Aamina Sheikh, Actress & Advocate for Education & Human Rights
3:00 pm Panel One: Combating Class, Ethnicity & Colour
• Sheema Kermani, human rights activist and classical dancer (Karachi) (Panel Chair)
• Salima Hashmi, Artist, Pride of Performance 1999 (Lahore)
• Amin Gulgee, Sculptor (Karachi)
• Tehmina Ahmed, filmmaker (Karachi)
• Uzma Noorani, Women’s Action Forum (Karachi)
3:45 pm Panel Two: Educating & Empowering Girls
• Dr Shehzad Jeeva. Head of Aga Khan Examination Board (Karachi) (Panel Chair)
• Ameena Saiyid, Managing Director, Lightstone Publishers (Karachi)
• Shahnaz Wazir Ali, President of Szabist, Former Federal Minister of State for Education
• Asad Shah, Former Managing Partner, Deloitte Yousuf Adil (Karachi)
• Hassan Khan, Managing Director, Happy Palace Group of Schools (Karachi)
4:30 pm Yoga Stretch & Bio Break Stretch Break Led by Saman Aly, Beyond The Mat With Saman
4:45 pm Panel Three: How Pakistani Girls Feel About Colour Discrimination
• Tara Uzra Dawood (Panel Chair)
• Sheema Haider, Director QEC, Indus University (Karachi)
• Zoya Salahuddin, student
• Warda Khan, #EAGAlumni 3172
• Anzalna Mangrio, student
• Summan Iftikhar, #EAGAlumni 3164
• Hajra Khalid, student
• Iqra Ghaffar, student
• Maryam Faiz, student
5:15 pm Panel Four: Lean in #CrossBorder Panel: Combating Low Self-Esteem & Colour Discrimination
Felt By Young Pakistani Girls
• Ayesha Chowdry, Senior Manager, PPL (Karachi) (Panel Chair)
• Hema Gokal, APAC Lean in Global & Former Director UN Women (Singapore)
• Tara Uzra Dawood, Founder, Lean in Pakistan
• Sanya Khurana, Founder, Lean in India (Ghaziabad, India)
• Shrruti, President, Lean in Gurgaon (Gurgaon, Haryana, India)
• Syeda Raafia Mamujee, Lean in Pakistan board member (Karachi)
5:45 pm Keynote by Dr. Bertice Berry, Author, Lecturer, Sociologist & Educator (Georgia, USA)
6:30 pm Panel Five: Economic Empowerment to Combat Colour Discrimination
• Moneeza Butt, Partner, KPMG (Karachi) (Panel Chair)
• Julene Allen, CEO, Women of Colour in the Workplace (Chicago, USA)
• Monis Rehman, Founder, (Lahore)
• Myra Qureshi Jahangir, Founder, CoNatural (Lahore)
7:15 pm Turkey: A Case Study presented by Sevil Pacalioglu (Istanbul, Turkey & Toronto, Canada)
7:25 pm Entertainment Industry & Colour Discrimination by Habib Parachi, Film Producer (Karachi)
7:30 pm Panel Six: Catwalk Cares for Educate a Girl – Beauty & Colour
• Frieha Altaf, CEO, Catwalk (Karachi) (Panel Chair)
• Fifi Haroon, Senior Broadcast Journalism & Consultant Producer BBC (London, UK)
• Shaniera Akram, Human Rights Activist (Karachi)
• Ayesha Omar, Actress (Karachi)
• Amna Ilyas, Actress (Karachi)
• Abid Brohi, rapper (Balochistan)
8:30 pm Special Address from Aisha Mukhtar, Country Representative a.i., UN Women
8:45 pm Akbar Chaudhry, comedian, Lighten Your Mood Not Your Skin
8:50 pm Panel Seven: Girl-boss: Developing Teen Entrepreneurs & Overcoming Colorism
• Nabeela Khatak, OPEN DC Board Member (Washington, DC, USA) (Panel Chair)
• Syeda Henna Babar Ali, Advisor Consumer Division, Packages Ltd. (Lahore)
• Narmeen Khan, Managing Director, Mondelez Pakistan (Karachi)
• Asma Mustafa Khan, Life Coach (Karachi)
9:10 pm Special Words from Amin Gulgee (prerecorded)
9:12 pm Syria: A Case Study presented by Raghad Alkhatib (Damascus, Syria & Toronto, Canada)
9:20 pm Reflections from the Day by Carla Petievich, Professor of Women Studies (History) Hoshiyar
Foundation (Texas, USA)
9:30 pm Closing Keynote by Zohra Yusuf, former Chairperson, Human Rights Commission of Pakistan
9:45 pm Appreciation & Closing by Tara Uzra Dawood (and team BTS)
9:50 pm Performance by Shallum Xavier, Fuzon (Karachi) (closing us out)
10:00 pm ends