PWiC gets an Award!

On Pakistan Day March 23rd, 2019, Pakistani Women in Computing was presented with a recognition award by the Pakistani Association of Greater Seattle (PAGS) for its contributions towards building an empowering community and support system for females of Pakistani origin and their allies. There was special recognition of the efforts in helping women who are trying to get back into the workforce after a long break and for giving visibility to the many women already working in the tech industry.

Sundas Khalid and Farah Ali from PWiC along with other award winners and the PAGS organizing team

PWiC earned two awards and received recognition during the official Pakistan Day ceremony at Kirkland Performance Center. These awards are given every year and are a surprise to the recipients. Below is the complete list of the award recipients:

Farah Ali: VP Engineering, Player and Developer Experience at Electronic Arts, Co-Founder of PWiC and Diversity Journal’s 2017 STEM Award Winner.

Sundas Khalid: Data Scientist at Amazon and Chapter Lead for PWiC Seattle.

Sarah Raza: Student who won a coveted $20,000 scholarship from Coca Cola for her non-profit organization Aware which aims to provide a more inclusive environment to students with special needs.

Shaharyar Aarbi: For his tireless and selfless services to the community over the past several years

Some of the PWiC Seattle team at the Pakistan Day event

We at PWiC are super proud of this award! Being such a young community it is a moment of great pride and celebration for us to be recognized by the entire Pakistani community of Seattle. This was truly an unexpected surprise and we are grateful to the entire PAGS team for honoring us in this very special way. Thank you PAGS!

We also want to send a huge congratulations to our amazing global community of volunteers and members who are working very hard to create big impact. Lets keep connecting, learning and growing together!

About Pakistani Association of the Greater Seattle (PAGS):

To bring the Pakistani community together [in Seattle], to enhance Pakistan’s image and ideology in keeping with the Quaid-i-Azam’s motto of Unity, Faith, and Discipline. To communicate, cooperate, and coordinate individuals and organizations with common goals. To get involved in the US political process to promote the interests of Pakistan and our community

PWiC Seattle upcoming events:

In partnership with OPEN Seattle a panel discussion on Making the leap from corporate to startup — April 16th 2019
Registration coming soon!

PWiC Seattle Returnship Workshop — April 27th
Registration coming soon!

PWiC Seattle Resume and LinkedIn Workshop — May 18th
Registration coming soon!

PWiC Seattle Networking Meetup — June 2018.
Registration coming soon!