Panel Discussion on “Women Executives – The Myth of Having It All” Held at KU North Campus

Baramulla, June 17: The Women’s Development Cell, North Campus, University of Kashmir held a panel discussion titled “Women Executives – The Myth of Having It All” on Friday (17-06-2022) at Sir Syed Ahmad Khan Auditorium, North Campus .

The main objective of the program was to bring powerful female voices together on one platform and to debate and deliberate on the issues facing women while trying to find a balance between work and personal life.

Experts for the roundtable included Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar, Baramulla District Development Commissioner; Teacher. Farida Abdulla Khan, former Dean and Director, Faculty of Education, Jamia Millia Islamia; and Ms. Rajni Saraf, Chief Financial Officer, J&K Bank Ltd.

The welcome speech was delivered by the Director of the University of Kashmir North Campus, Prof. Pervez Ahmad. While welcoming the dignitaries, he stressed the need for gender-based political actions to combat discrimination against women.

Gender equality, economic empowerment and work-life balance are some of the topics that were brought to the table during the roundtable. At a time when the voices of women are being raised all over the world, the roundtable was commemorated, recognizing their achievements in different fields while reflecting on the theme “SHE WALKS, SHE LEADS”.

The roundtable brought together faculty members, non-teaching staff, scholars and students. The discussion was moderated by Dr. Maleeha Gul, Head of the Women’s Development Cell and Coordinator of the Department of Management Studies.

The panelists shared their views on women who are breaking the chains to aim big and achieve their dreams.

In her address, Dr. Syed Sehrish Asgar highlighted the importance of building alliances to support women in different fields across organizations and stressed that women leaders have a huge responsibility to inspire the new generation of women in different sectors.

Rajni Saraf, in his remarks, said that gender equality should always be a priority, which should be strongly promoted in all institutions. Professor Farida Khan highlighted that to achieve work-life balance in the workplace; sharing responsibilities, parenting duties and household chores is the secret to achieving a healthy work-life balance for women.

The introduction to the topic of discussion was given by Dr. Ambreen Wani from the Department of Management Studies and the vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Fasel Qadir from the Department of Computer Science.

Jessica C. Bell