The 64th Workshop on ‘Why Women Managers May Be the Most Important Workers in the Organization’ was organized in January 2012. The Gender Empowerment, Development and Management Division of Preston University, was instrumental in organizing the referenced workshop.Prof. Dr. Maqsooda Ahmed, Associate Professor, Department of Education, Preston University chaired the workshop as ChiefGuest. In her keynote address, she spoke about the significance of good management and gender empowerment. Dr. Shazia Khalid, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Preston University was instrumental in coordinating the multimedia presentations.
Forty-six participants from reputed international organizations and eminent institutions of higher learning based in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad participated in the referenced workshop. As an outcome of the workshop a committee comprising of 10 participants was selected by the workshop participants to follow up with the recommendations of the group. Principal, Fauji Foundation College was nominated as the Convener of the committee. Prof. Dr. Shazia Khalid, Head of the Department of Psychology, Preston University was nominated as Advisor to the committee.
In her brief remarks on the occasion, Dr. Firoza Ahmed, Professor/Dean Social Sciences and DG (HR), Preston University said the purpose of this workshop is to beam the searchlight on how the public and private sector can use the abilities, intellect and commitment of mid-level women managers towards improving workplace relationships and behavior. She said this will also promote self-confidence and self-esteem among young women holding positions of responsibility in both public and private sector organizations in the country.