Diversity & Inclusion In The Workplace

Program Overview

Diversity within the workforce is important and ensuring equal representation in the workplace can have positive effects across the entire organization. The Regulators (SECP and SBP) have also issued instructions supportive of diversity and organizations are required to prepare and roll out policies on diversity.

This workshop will review Regulator instructions and assist participants to prepare and implement D&I policies.

It will provide the participants with an introduction to the laws around this topic and strategies to improve diversity.

Topics that will be covered: Diversity in the Workplace: Benefits of a diverse workforce, laws, and regulations encouraging diversity, preparing for and managing diversity in the workplace.

Protecting the Safety and Security of Women in the workplace: What is sexual harassment, how to report incidents of harassment, and how to conduct an inquiry.

Rights of Working Mothers: What maternity leave and benefits are women entitled to?

Rights of the disabled and an understanding of working with disability in the workplace.

Trainer Profile

Nausheen Ahmad

Lead Counsel
The Legal & Governance Advisory

Nausheen Ahmad, Lead Counsel of Legal Governance Advisory. She began her legal practice with the corporate law firm Surridge and Beecheno and later, went on to hold the position of legal counsel at Pakistan Petroleum Ltd, Unilever Pakistan Ltd, and ICI Pakistan Ltd before moving onto HBL as the Company Secretary and General Counsel. She currently works for ICI Pakistan Ltd.

Nausheen has an LLM degree from the University of London, an LLB from King’s College London, and a degree in the Philosophy of Religion from King’s College London. She was called to the Bar from the Honorable Society of Grays Inn London and is registered as an Advocate of the Sindh High Court. She was also an accredited mediator and master trainer by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, UK.

Throughout her professional career, she has held several leadership positions including Non-Executive Director of First Women Bank Limited (FWBL), and led the setting up of the Pakistan Mortgage Refinance Company (PMRC), Legal and regulatory committees of the Pakistan Bank Association, and the Pakistan Business Council. With her strong interest in Corporate Governance, she has been undertaking training assignments with the Pakistan Mediators Association, SZABIST, and IBA, Karachi.


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