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Women Leadership Workshop

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

For further details, please download the program brochure. (pdf download)

Please visit this link to view the program details for both the dates. (pdf download)