Women at CarFirst #DrivingChange

With International Women’s Day around the corner, we decided to celebrate the working women of CarFirst. This is to showcase the fact that they work in an industry dominated by men but are still making their mark by working in an inclusive and diverse workforce.Let’s take a look at some of the women in our organization who are #DrivingChange

“Find out who you are and be that person. All of us need to actively work towards building a better and more equal world, one with equal opportunities for everyone and one where everyone can chase their dreams. We need to drive the change we want to see – the sky is the limit!” – Anooshay Arif, Head of Finance

 

“Did you know that the cars we drive today have mostly been tested on crash test dummies the size of an average male? Did you know that it wasn’t until 2011 that US started using a female crash-test dummy (sending many car safety ratings plummeting)? Clearly, women being 47% more likely to be seriously injured in a crash and 17% more like to die (even when controlling for all factors including crash intensity) is one major inequality to be overlooked in the way cars are designed today. Let’s fight to make the invisible, visible.” -Mahrukh Naim Mirza, Head of Purchase Operations and Customer Relations

 

“From where I come from, I consider myself lucky and privileged to be able to make decisions about my life, have access to opportunities and exercise my rights. However there are countless women and children that don’t have that in my country. Using our position of privilege to stand up and speak for those women and children that don’t have access to basic rights is the least we can do. ” Anam Toseef, Head of Corporate Communications

 

“There is no limit to what we as women, can accomplish. I am grateful to be in an environment where I dont feel like my gender puts me at a disadvantage. I hope that one day we can work together for a world where all woman feel the same.”- Hira Nazir, Head of Product

 

“I’ve always been motivated by the struggle my mother did since my childhood, she is my strength since then, and I tried to just work a little harder to prove that yes, women are strong and can be independent enough to serve their families. Proud to prove myself today!”- Amna Zafar, Manager Finance

 

“Stand up and be counted. We’re Women.”- Sara Khan, JR HR Business Partner

 

“We need to live in a culture that values and respects and looks up to and idolizes women as much as men.” I feel empowered to make decisions for my life and to speak for women all around. I think the journey has been beautiful and I wish to make a positive contribution in future.”- Fizza Fareed, Alliance Operations Manager

 

“Coming from a privileged background that empowers me to be financially independent and be my own person, I believe its my duty to stand up for women who are denied access to education, career opportunities, and a basic understanding of being self sufficient.”- Minahil Khurshid, Alliance Operations Manager

 

“As a young HR professional in the male dominated auto industry, I feel empowered and grateful for the opportunities I’ve been privileged to receive. I know that going forward, I can use my position to positively influence more females to enter ‘traditionally masculine’ industries”- Aqsa Marvi, Junior HRBP Karachi

 

“Pakistan has the highest wage gap in the world; women earn 34% less than men on average. I’m fortunate enough to work at a company that believes in workplace parity and has women in key leadership positions. I look forward to the day that this becomes the norm and not the exception.”- Iman Nadeem Zoqi, HR Generalist

 

“This women’s day is extra special for me because this is my 1st one as a mother. Being a mother means the world to me but should that stand in the way of my ambitions? Certainly not! My Carfirst family has ensured that I do not have to make the difficult choice of either being a super mom or a successful professional. I can do it all thanks to the amazing and super supportive team I have here! This is how we are #drivingchange by making it possible for women to push boundaries and unleash our potential.”- Wajiha Mansuri, HR Manager

 

“While Pakistan has made some progress in terms of gender equality in the past 5 years, we as have a long way to go. It’s important that women like us use our privilege to stand up for those who are denied basic human rights, opportunities to excel and the ability to be self sufficient. Let’s work towards #DrivingChange by making more safe spaces for women, reducing the wage gap and achieving gender equality in not only the workforce, but in society as a whole.”- Shamilah Rashid, Brand Manager

 

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