SEPLAA SECRETARIAT- Permanent Members
AMMARA FAROOQ MALIK
SEW-EGAP Women Empowerment Council, Co-Founder & President.
Mrs. Ammara Malik has over sixteen years of professional experience as a lawyer, law professor, entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, development consultant and freelance journalist with several legal and research articles published to her credit. She is currently heading the SEPLAA (Seeds of Education, Policy & Legal Awareness Association) Foundation and the first Social Entrepreneurship for Peacebuilding Incubator in Pakistan: the Impact Change Xcelerator (iCx) SEPLAA Foundation, as the Founder and CEO.
Ammara Farooq Malik has been working since 2010 on restricting the employment of children, particularly young girls, as domestic workers. In 2010, SEPLAA adopted a school predominantly for child domestic workers and children of domestic workers. Ammara also facilitated the empowerment of young girls and women through trainings to create social enterprises with the aim to build peace and has reached across to over 800 young women. As a UNICEF Child Rights & Juvenile Justice Law Reform & Policy Consultant Ammara has also provided policy recommendations to UNICEF and the Punjab government to bring the Employment of Children’s Act in conformity with the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and ratified International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) conventions. To date, Ammara has helped over 25,000 children, youth and women in empowerment, education, peacebuilding, environment awareness, legal awareness and health advocacy.
Ammara has an LLB with distinctions and MA in Politics from the Punjab University. She also has an LLM from the University of London in Company Law, Compensation & the Law, Juvenile Justice and Criminology. In 2014 she was also selected for the US State Department’s sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program held in Washington DC., Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and New Orleans. In 2015, she was selected by the US Pakistan Women’s Council as Ms. Inspiration 2015 in recognition of her work and she is also the Group Head of ‘Civil Society’ in the Pak US Alumni Network (PUAN) Lahore Chapter’s Executive Committee.
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SEW-EGAP Women Empowerment Council, Co-Founder & General Secretary.
Zahra Wyne is one of the founding members of the SEPLAA Foundation and now works as the Manager Operations at the SEPLAA Foundation, Lahore office. She Graduated from Government College of Home Economics, Lahore and gained her professional degree in software engineering at APTECH Institute, Lahore. She has attended courses at LUMS and iCx SEPLAA for social enterprise development including sustainable development of enterprises.
Zahra has almost eleven years of experience in education, event management, IT and community development. She has recently been the Project Manager for the Umeed Jawan(USAID) funded project ‘Promoting social entrepreneurship for peacebuilding through IT & Youth Mobilization in South Punjab.’ In 2015, she co founded the SEW-EGAP Women Empowerment Council.
Zahra is a resilient and determined individual who is passionate about community development, women development and child rights.
LAHORE CHAPTER: Non Permanent Members
SENIOR EXECUTIVE GROUP
SAIMA ASGHAR RIAZ
SEW-E-GAP Executive Member, Academia Linkages
Saima is currently the Director for Faculty Development & Internationalisation at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), Pakistan, where she has set successfully up a Faculty Development Centre, an International Resource Centre and Pakistan’s first university level mandatory Citizenship program in collaboration with the British Council. Saima is now actively involved in training, mentoring and guiding faculty and mid tier management at LCWU with a view to developing a second tier of leadership in the University.
Ms. Saima is a gold medalist from Punjab University in English language training and has done her master’s degree in ELT from the Warwick University (1998) with a distinction. She has an extensive experience of student/youth counseling and mentoring for academic and professional placement. Saima has worked with some of the most prestigious academic institutes in Pakistan like LUMS, Beaconhouse School System, Kinnaird College, City School, Lahore Grammar School, Virtual University. She has also been a British council IELTS examiner and has also taught English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at the Warwick University. She is a dynamic individual with a passion to help young women in reaching their goals.
SEW-EGAP Executive Member, Corporate Linkages
Shaista Hassan is working as an HR Business Partner in Coca Cola Beverages for almost a year now. She has always been a people’s person with a tenacious personality and a bright mind. During her career she has worked with various prestigious organizations such as METRO Cash & Carry as their HR Head, Telenor and PC Hotel.
She did her bachelors in finance from IBA, Lahore and got an MBA degree from IAS, Punjab University, Lahore.
SEW-EGAP Executive Member, School Linkages
Zarin has a vast experience in academia. She is currently the Head Mistress A- Levels at Beaconhouse School Defence Campus and has also been Principal of Sharif Education Complex. She is also a writer and a trainer. Zarin is a devoted individual and is enthusiastic to make a difference in the lives of people around her.
SEW-EGAP Executive Member, Media Linkages
Mishal is working as a Broadcast Journalist/senior Anchor/ Producer, at Pakistan’s first HD News Channel 92 News. Presently she is also running her show ‘Follow Up with Mishal Bukhari’ as anchor on 92 News. Before entering 92 News, Mishal worked with Express News for 7 years as a program host and news anchor. Mishal has also been a US International Visitor Leadership Program Alumna in 2014. As a journalist, Mishal works in the areas of research, investigation and current affairs. Her aim is to present a transparent mode of information which is fair and balanced through news bulletins and other factual programs.
SEW-EGAP Executive Member, IT & Social Media
Amna is a free lancer working with a diverse clientele of SMEs across borders. She runs a small startup of IT & Digital solutions called SA developers. As a socially responsible professional, she indulged in volunteer roles with local NPOs and NGOs (Punjab University Blood donor society, Paam Trust, Message Foundation, Aurat Foundation) and worked for women empowerment in rural and urban sector of Punjab. She has also worked with academic institutes such as the PU, KC, LCWU, NCBA and Superior university, bridging the gap between development and academia. Currently, she is working as a freelance trainer and give training sessions on various topics in educational institutes and also in corporate sector.
SEW-EGAP Executive Member, Health Linkages
Sarah Bukhari is a practising clinical psychologist residing in Lahore. Her expertise are in human psychology, healthcare and character development. Sarah has worked with various organizations and institutes where she has examined the behaviour of individuals and developed case studies. She regularly appears on the media as an expert in her field. Sarah is a determined individual passionate about social work and women empowerment.