The inaugural edition of HUM Women Leaders Award held at the Governor House, Karachi, honoured and celebrated 11 iconic women from Pakistan and abroad and a dynamic man for their contributions and achievement in the fields of diplomacy, finance, social work, healthcare, adventure sports, human rights, journalism and women’s rights. The awards ceremony was graced by Dr Arif Alvi, President Islamic Republic of Pakistan, HE Paul W Jones, the US Ambassador to Pakistan, honourable consul generals, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, dignitaries and crème de la crème of the entertainment industry of Pakistan.
The event was hosted by Mira Sethi and Sanam Saeed with performances by Sajjad Ali, Zaw Ali and Hadiqa Kiani who enthralled the audiences with their soulful voices and a choreographed act of Hania Amir.
The awards ceremony will be televised on International Women’s Day on HUM globally.. These iconic women are mentors and role models for girls who aspire to be achievers. In the words of Melinda Gates ‘Women speaking up for themselves and for those around them is the strongest force we have to change the world’.