Mentorship Development Program 2021-Australia Award Concludes at Fatima Jinnah Women University

The Australia Awards Mentorship Development Program 2021 awarded to Fatima Jinnah Women University as delivery partner successfully concluded on June 20, 2021. The chief guest of the ceremony was Dr. Saima Hamid, Vice Chancellor, Fatima Jinnah Women University. The focal person & team lead of the program was Dr. Bushra Yasmin, Australia Awards Alumni of ‘Women in Executive Leadership Program’ & Associate Professor of Economics, FJWU. The program was comprised of workshop on Mentorship Development under the theme of ‘Safe Ear’ and was conducted in four sessions held on 12, 13, 19 & 20 June, 2021, on the sub-themes i) Capacity Building Mentorship Development Program: Issues and Challenges, ii) Harassment Policies and Systems: The Way Forward for Pakistan: Raising Awareness and Sensitization, iii) Mental Health and Wellbeing: Individual, Work & Collective Wellness and iv) From Practice to Perfect Leadership Master Class, respectively. The resource persons of the sessions were Prof. Dr. Shaheena Ayub Bhatti, Director WRRC, FJWU, Dr. Aneela Maqsood, Incharge Behavioural Sciences Department, Dr. Shaheryar Naveed, Incharge Public Administration Department, and Dr. Bushra Yasmin from FJWU. The guest speakers were Prof. Dr. Samina Amin Qadir, Ex-Vice Chancellor, FJWU, Ms. Benazir Jatoi, Barrister and Ms. Zahida Bukhari, SSP, Islamabad. The workshop was followed by the preparation and dissemination of Toolkit on the Mentorship. The attendees of the workshop were the women Alumni of Australia Awards working in top leadership and management positions at various organizations. The program helps foster leadership capabilities among the participants through mentoring and will support university in developing networks for teaching, research and professional collaboration with the other organizations.