KARACHI: As part of its commitment towards a diverse culture and to encourage increased female participation in the workforce, Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with Plan International Pakistan celebrated International Day of the Girl, through a symbolic takeover of Telenor CEO position by Marriam Naeem.
Marriam is a talented young student studying physiotherapy at the Foundation University. She has been associated with Plan International Pakistan for the past two years as a girl advocate where she volunteers her time for cancer children and families at a local hospital in Rawalpindi and Lahore. Deeply committed, she has led multiple awareness sessions and fundraising campaigns.
While handing over his position, Irfan Wahab Khan said, “As part of our vision to empower societies, Telenor Pakistan greatly encourages diversity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on providing equal opportunities and giving girls a chance to showcase their talent and contribute towards the success of not only the organisation but the society as well. I am positive that this takeover will highlight the need for increased female participation and I hope that it will encourage other girls to break through the traditional barriers and join our organisation to help us make a meaningful impact.”
As the symbolic CEO of Telenor Pakistan, Marriam launched NayaAghaz program for the year 2017 which aims to bridge the transition of females into workplace who have been on a career break. Marriam also announced Open Mind Trainee Program to open for applications later this year which aims at the inclusion of persons with disabilities into our society. Moreover, she also announced Telenor Pakistan to establish 2 ICT labs for young underprivileged girls in public schools.