The SEPLAA Foundation, CEO & Founder, Ammara Farooq Malik was honored this year by the US-Pakistan Women’s Council as one of the selected ‘Ms. Inspiration’ for 2015. It is a great achievement for the SEPLAA Foundation and iCx SEPLAA Foundation.
The US-Pakistan Women’s Council, launched by Secretary Clinton on September 24, 2012, supports economic opportunities and entrepreneurship for women in Pakistan.
The U.S. Department of State and American University in Washington, D.C. are co-founding the U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, in coordination with the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs of North America (OPEN), a Pakistani-American non-profit dedicated to entrepreneurship in the United States and Pakistan. American University President Dr. Cornelius Kerwin and Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Melanne Verveer will serve as co-chairs.
‘Ammara Farooq Malik is the founder of the Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association (SEPLAA), a think tank that brings Pakistanis together on a global platform to address issues of child, youth, and women’s empowerment as well as peace promotion in the U.K., U.S., Canada, and Pakistan.
In 2014, SEPLAA launched it’s Impact Change Xcelerator (ICx) Incubator, which is a unique socialentrepreneurship incubator for change makers who can create social enterprises with the global vision of promoting peace through innovation and IT. The ICx Incubator has been exclusively designed to cater to youth, women and professionals who want to either scale up their existing social enterprise or execute an idea to create their own social enterprise. As a senior trainer at the SEPLAA Foundation, she has developed trainings that build the capacity of youth and young professionals in the areas of social entrepreneurship, peace-building, conflict management and legal empowerment.
Since 2011, Ammara has directed the international training workshop on ‘Applied Peace-building and Conflict Management’ in collaboration with the Center for Global Affairs, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, New York University to empower youth and women in Pakistan. In 2014, she was selected to participate in a program to strengthen communities through a U.S. Department of State initiative called the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) and served as a guest speaker at FORMUN 2015.
In addition to her work with SEPLAA, Ammara has over sixteen years of professional experience as a lawyer, law professor, social entrepreneur, and journalist.’