In conversation with Vajiha Sipra This International Women’s Day

In the day and age we live in women empowerment is crucial for the development of the economy, these two play hand in hand if one is truly want a better future. As the Ghanaian Diplomat Kofi Annan rightly once said that “There is no tool more effective than the empowerment of women.”

Pakistan, in terms of women empowerment has made remarkable progress and this can be seen through the many initiatives that are being taken along with the number of startups that are coming up and are being actively run by female entrepreneurs. Today, one can find women in many fields across the country, but still the number of representation of women is still comparatively low.

Speaking  to IDG Pakistan this Women’s day is Vajiha Sipra from RBC Capital Markets, “What surprised me in my early twenties was how few women there were in leadership roles in tech. I then came across a TED talk by Reshma Saujani (founder of Girls Who Code), where she talked about how boys, from a young age, are encouraged to take risks and be ‘brave’, while girls are taught to be perfect. I hope to see more women take chances, and not worry about being perfect in their careers. Instead of worrying about all the scenarios that could go wrong, we should focus on learning and cultivating curiosity. This ‘learning mindset’ is what has impacted my growth substantially.”