Women at the Workplace

Sundas Khalid
PWiC
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4 min readSep 21, 2019

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PWiC Seattle local chapter has always strived to enable the community to connect, learn, and grow together. They have achieved this by partnering with local organizations that align with their vision to hold community events that are educational and engaging.

On September 12th, 2019, PWiC Seattle co-hosted another such event — Coffee & Conversation: Women at the Workplace Panel along with Muslim Urban Professional (Muppies) Seattle. The purpose of this event was to have a conversation about women’s role at the workplace. The main organizers of the event were Sundas Khalid from PWiC Seattle and Mahrukh Ahsan from Muppies Seattle.

Event’s Highlights

The event was opened by an introduction to PWiC — Pakistani Women in Computing. PWiC Seattle Team Lead, PWiC Global Board member, and panelist for the event — Sundas Khalid welcomed and introduced the audience to PWiC Seattle and discussed its goals and vision for the local chapter. She also expressed her excitement about how the Seattle community has shown a great amount of support and appreciation for the work that PWiC is doing for the community. Coffee & Conversation: Women at the Workplace Panel marks PWiC’s 7th event in Seattle.

Next, Mahrukh Ahsan, Co-President of Muppies Seattle and moderator for the panel, introduced Muppies and welcomed the audience. She introduced the four panelists, accomplished women, and men who are leaders in their organizations and communities.

Panelists

  • Sundas Khalid — Data Scientist at Amazon, Team Lead PWiC Seattle, PWiC Board member
  • Farah Khurrum — Software Engineer at Microsoft, PWiC Board Member, Pakistanis @ Microsoft Board Member
  • Mahnaz Akbari — Consultant Contact Center Tools, Founder of Women in Data Science
  • Shariq Siddiqui — CEO of Veeve
  • Mahrukh Ahsan — Digital Accelerator at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Co-President of Muppies Seattle

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Sundas Khalid
PWiC
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I write about data science, diversity & lifestyle | currently at Google | more learning content at sundaskhalid.com