Women in Limelight

Women in Limelight
Pakistan’s first ever female architect wins the Jane Drew Award
Yasmeen Lari becomes Pakistan’s first ever female architect, who has been awarded the prestigious Jane Drew award 2020 for contributing her work to raise women’s profile in design and architecture. The prize is named after Jane Drew, an advocate for women in a male-dominated profession. The previous award winners were Odile Decq, Grafton Architects’ founders Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Kathryn Findlay of Ushida Findlay and Eva Jiřičná. Yasmeen Lari…
Technology Women in Limelight
Pakistani scientist invents world’s first eco-friendly aircraft engine
Pakistan is set to unveil the world’s first-generation contrail-free aircraft engine between mid-to-late 2020, the technological marvel’s inventor Dr Sarah Qureshi revealed on Tuesday. Qureshi has been working on the project since 2018 to eliminate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere that contributes to global warming. The Pakistani scientist explained the contrail phenomenon, a visible white streak of smoke emitted from an aircraft’s jet engines during…
Business & Commerce Technology Women in Limelight
Two Pakistanis shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards
Two Pakistanis were among 16 innovators, activists and entrepreneurs from 12 countries that have been shortlisted for the Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020, organisers said on Thursday.A pan-Commonwealth judging panel met last week and selected the top individuals in each of the award’s four regional categories. This year, the awards received more than 500 entries from 40 countries. Of those shortlisted, the top candidate from each region will be named as…
Social & Political Women in Limelight
Pakistani-American Rabeea Collier becomes District Court judge in Texas
Pakistani American woman Rabeea Collier has become  judge of the 113th District Court in Harris Country in US state of Taxas. Rabeea Collier, a Democrat,  has practiced law for 12 years. She  is married to Robert Collier, an attorney. They have two sons and live in North Houston. She has served as a board member of the Harris County Democratic Lawyers’ Association and Association of Women Attorneys. Rabeea has also…
Sports Women in Limelight
Hajra Khan breaks world records to highlight inequality in sports in Pakistan
Pakistan women’s captain Hajra Khan was on a mission at the Equal Playing Field (EPL) initiative in France. While the EPF Initiative has been to include girls from all over the world to celebrate the sport and giving the opportunity, Hajra’s second time at the Guinness World Record event with them was more about voicing what she had been through as a Pakistani female footballer throughout her career. Hajra was…
Technology Women in Limelight
Namira Salim to become the first Pakistani to visit space
Pakistani artist and diplomat, Namira Salim likes who was the first Pakistani to travel to the North and South poles, will soon become the first Pakistani to travel into space. “I’ve been inspired to do more,” she told the Orlando Sentinel while on a trip to Cocoa Beach for the Apollo 11 moon landing 50th anniversary. “So first of all, I think I should go as far as possible on…
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12-year old Pakistani student selected for NASA internship
A 12-year old Pakistani student Raadeyah Aamir has been selected for the NASA internship, US Embassy in Islamabad said in a statement on Friday. According to the statement, the student will attend the one-week program which includes training for next-generation Astronaut Training Experience. Headquartered in Washington DC, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the US government responsible for civilian space program as well as…
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Women in STEM: NUST student lands job at Fortune 500 firm after winning competition in Hungary
Twenty-year old Misbah Hamid, a final year student at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Islamabad, will get a job at one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies, MOL Group, after winning a competition for female engineering students in Budapest. She also won over half a million rupees (€3,000) in prize money along with future trips to the Hungarian capital for training and development, and…