WOW Talks
Saturday, 02 December 2017 -
15:30 to 16:30

Across the world, the fields of science and technology are male-dominated. Our panel asks why this is so, what challenges are faced by women in these fields, and what we can do change the status quo. We will also hear the experiences of women who have managed to make it in these fields and can serve as inspirational role models for young women and girls.

Suitable for all ages.

About the speakers

Danielle Sharaf

Danielle Sharaf is an emerging technology entrepreneur working on projects that impact over 15 million cellphone users across Pakistan. She is the founder and CEO of Switch-ITC, a multifaceted value added services (VAS) company. Her initiatives use cellular technology to bring about social change, including health solutions for adolescent girls, bridging the knowledge gap from farmers to job-seekers and providing solutions for women across all socio-economic strata. She's a Fortune 500 Most Powerful Women Fellow and a TEDx Speaker. An engineer by training and a product development specialist by trade, Ms. Sharaf has received international accolades and worked with tech gurus from across the globe.

Dr. Kulsoom Ghias

Kulsoom Ghias completed her PhD and post-doctoral training at Northwestern University’s Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences at the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, where she is involved in teaching in the undergraduate medical and graduate program, and in grant-funded research primarily in head and neck and colorectal cancers.

Suniya Sadullah Khan

Suniya Sadullah Khan is a rocket scientist, motor-sport engineer, startup co-founder and a mother. She has a Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters in Motorsport Engineering and is completing a PhD thesis in optimizing propulsion cycles for liquid propellant rocket engines. She has co-founded Mauqa.Online, a tech startup that develops online tools for illiterate people. Her team is funded by Stanford University. Prior to the startup, Suniya was the only female engineer from Pakistan to work for a Formula 1 team. Nowadays, Suniya spends her time raising a 7 month old baby, getting the startup off the ground and completing her PhD.

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