Women Leadership Workshop

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Two Days Workshop on Women Leadesrhip in Higher Education

Department of Management Sciences, 23-24 April, 2016


  • The 1st workshop was organised in collaboration with Duzce University, Turkey in February 2015.
  • A very important pioneering project of Duzce University is the leadership and mentorship program for women academicians.
  • The universities have a very poor representation of women in Leadership positions despite a very good proportion of women academicians.
  • The proportion of women leaders in higher education is very low in Pakistan. An initiative is taken by COMSATS University Islamabad, Pakistan in 2015.


  • To discuss the leadership issues in higher education, in general, and the poor representation of women in decision making positions in specific.
  • To discuss the obstacles hindering women from becoming leaders in universities, and to determine strategies to overcome these difficulties.
  • To share information about experiences in Turkey especially on women leadership in higher education.
  • To encourage women academicians at the early stages of their academic career for becoming candidates for leadership positions.
  • To submit a final report that summarizes problems and proposes solutions for Pakistan specifically and Islamic World at large.


  • The workshop is intended for 50 mid-career women academicians representing all regions and universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan.
  • There are 19 public/private HEC recognized universities and one campus of COMSATS in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
  • None of the universities, except women universities, have women in top administrative positions. The share of women faculty in these universities is about 20 percent.
  • Form each university at least two women participants, working eaither as faculty or administrative staff, will be attending the workshop.

Resource Persons/ Moderators

  • Prof. Dr. Funda SIVRIKAYA SERIFOGLU, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Prof. Dr. Noor Jahan , Vice Chancellor, University of Swabi, Swabi
  • Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana , Vice Chancellor, SBB Women University, Peshawar
  • Prof. Dr. Bushra Hameed, Dean Management & Information Sciences, University of Peshawar
  • Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ghufran, Chairperson Department of International Relations, University of Peshawar
  • Ms. Qamar Afroz, Senior Audit Associate, KPMG Taseer Hadi & Co Chartered Accountants, Islamabad
  • Ms. Adeela Masood Chattha, Manager Human Resources, Alcatel-Lucent Pakistan Limited, Islamabad
  • Ms. Juwairia Sultan, Program Officer, Danish International Development Aid
  • Prof. Dr. Rehana Rashid, Department of Chemistry, COMSATS university Islamabad, Abbottabad
  • Prof. Dr. Shehla Amjad, Department of Management Sciences, COMSATS university Islamabad, Abbottabad
  • Dr. Romana Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences, COMSATS university Islamabad, Abbottabad