There is no doubt that Pakistani women have had it up to here with stereotypes and are now hell-bent on making their mark both, locally and internationally!
Sarah Khan seems to be one such Pakistani woman who has become the first Pakistani student to make a speech at her graduation ceremony from Carey Business School, the business school of John Hopkins University, in USA. Her speech at the ceremony on August 2nd, 2018, went something like this (her speech begins at 24:00):
Sarah did her Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi in 2013 and was selected as a Fulbright scholar to pursue an MS Marketing degree from Carey Business School. She completed her degree from the latter with a 3.8 GPA and received acclaim for outstanding academic achievement from the USA-wide exclusive business honour society, Beta Gamma Sigma.
She was one of eight Fulbright scholars selected for Amizade Community Service Project in Williamson, West Virginia, where she explored developmental opportunities in the coal-mining area and worked on a documentary as well.
Sarah also served as the Vice President of Women in Business Organisation at the university and helped organise the 6th Annual JHU Women Leadership Conference. She conducted a workshop on ‘Salary Negotiation for Women’, was inducted as a member of the National Society of Leadership and also served on the Honour Council of her university.
Clearly, there’s MORE to this girl than mere academic aspirations. She truly seems to wish to change the world for women and is doing her share of the job!
Well done Sarah! Thank you for being the pride of Pakistan and we wish you best of luck for your future ventures!