A virtual session to highlight the importance of putting forth your view point. The discussion will be focused on several aspects of women empowerment. Ms. Samar Hasan (CEO/Founder Epiphany Lab) will take us on a mesmerizing journey of self confidence.
Co-Founder and CEO
Samar is a seasoned communications specialist with more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, PR, advocacy and digital marketing. Her expertise lies in designing and executing communication strategies for corporate and financial sector organizations, higher education institutions, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, startups and government-led initiatives. She …
Samar is a seasoned communications specialist with more than a decade of experience in strategic communications, PR, advocacy and digital marketing. Her expertise lies in designing and executing communication strategies for corporate and financial sector organizations, higher education institutions, not-for-profit organizations, social enterprises, startups and government-led initiatives. She has developed successful advocacy and behavioral change campaigns on the future of work, climate change, financial inclusion and governance; conducted nationwide marketing and outreach activities and delivered workshops, seminars, panel discussions, conferences and hackathons. She was the Head of Communications and External Relations at USAID’s Citizens’ Voice Project, a 45 million USD governance and accountability project. Her other hat is that of an entrepreneur, and she has served as one of the pioneering team members at Karandaaz Pakistan, Habib University, Karachi Institute of Technology & Entrepreneurship (KITE) and Institute for Advancing Careers and Talents (iACT) in Pakistan. She also established Epiphany in 2016, Sohni Dharti Climateers in 2018. Samar’s work to positively impact the society at large in Pakistan through many initiatives, has been recognized. She received Young Alumni Award for 2017 for outstanding professional achievement and community service from her alma mater, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. In November 2018, Samar’s brain child, Sohni Dharti Climateers won the First Runners’ Up award at the Australia Awards Regional Alumni Workshop held in Thimpu, Bhutan. She is also a Climate Reality Leader trained by Al Gore through Climate Reality Leadership Corps. Samar has a Master’s degree in International Relations, specialization in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International & Development Studies, Geneva and a Bachelors of Arts in International Relations, specialization Political Science, from Webster University, Geneva.
Startup Grind Mardan
Pir Amad Ali Shah is providing in-house support & guidance to the startups incubated by DURSHAL KPITB in the capacity of Project Coordinator Durshal Mardan. He ensures successful implementation of the project from inception to fruition through efficient and lean coordination with all relevant stakeholders as well as partnership building and engagement (public and private sector) and resource mobilization.
Help stimulate the IT sector’s growth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa by identifying, developing and planning training and mentoring activities for local startups and freelance job-seekers by leveraging research data.
He assesses the state of entrepreneurship, innovation and investment activities through interviews, research, and comparative analysis by leveraging internal and externally researched data. Provide guidance/support to entrepreneurial activities; crowd sourced innovation, business development, and product commercialization and angel/Venture Capitalists investment networks in the region.
He builds a strategy for incubation and accelerator programs and strategy for financing the co-workers/entrepreneurs. Coordinates project's all technical, administrative and financial matters. Pir Amad provides coordination, technical inputs and guidance to implement project's activities as required delivering the project's results.