The women of waseb – Muhammad Sheeraz Dasti

Narratives of three female characters in the Urdu novel, Adh Adhooray Log frame self assertion as the basic principle of existence Muhammad Hafeez Khan’s Urdu novel Adh Adhooray Log is primarily a requiem for the tragic heroes of Bahawalpur State who fought for their identity following its merger into One Unit. It exposes the meanness of theContinue reading “The women of waseb – Muhammad Sheeraz Dasti”

The inability to fit in and become invisible

The inability to fit in and become invisible: Narratives of British Pakistani female managers and professionals By Shehla Riza Arifeen and Jawad Syed Paper presentation at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, August 5-9, 2016. This paper uses an intersectional lens to explore career experiences of ‘the second generation’ British Pakistani female managers and professionals,Continue reading “The inability to fit in and become invisible”

A relational perspective on gender equality and mainstreaming: The case of Pakistan 

This paper argues that single-level conceptualisations of gender mainstreaming and equality within organisational or legal policy domain are inadequate to capture its contextual and multilevel nature. It develops and offers a multilevel perspective on this issue and situates it in the context of Pakistan, a developing Muslim majority country in South Asia. Based on aContinue reading “A relational perspective on gender equality and mainstreaming: The case of Pakistan “

Westminster Briefing event in London on ‘Supporting BME People in the Workplace’

  Thursday, 5th May 2016 Jawad Syed’s lecture on a relational and intersectional perspective on diversity management: The case of Muslim women at work in the UK The event was facilitated by Jagtar Singh (NHS Trust Chairman) while other speakers included Omar Khan (Director, Runnymede Trust) and Anne Sylvester (Diversity Consultant)

Expert comment: Gender diversity on boards

Cross-posted from: University of Kent Dr Jawad Syed’s Comment The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned report titled “Gender diversity on Boards: the Appointment process and the role of executive search firms” provides an in-depth study into the appointment process to corporate boards and the role of executive search firms (ESFs). The report, producedContinue reading “Expert comment: Gender diversity on boards”