International Women’s Day
Since the early 1900s, when women began to call for better working conditions, higher pay, and the opportunity to vote, International Women’s Day has been honored. Nowadays, women have achieved enormous strides in various spheres of life, such as politics, the workplace, health, and education. Women still experience discrimination, assault, and other types of injustice due to gender inequality, though.
Every year on March 8th, International Women’s Day is observed to honor women’s accomplishments, promote gender equality, and spur people to act against the prejudice and inequality women suffer worldwide. On this day, we celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women while also raising awareness of the continued difficulties and obstacles that women currently confront.
“Embrace Equality” is the theme for International Women’s Day this year. The subject encourages us to support a world where there is equality between the sexes, to recognize the accomplishments of women, and to combat prejudice and stereotypes. It serves as a reminder that achieving gender equality is morally required and necessary in terms of the economy and society.
Women have significantly contributed to society, culture, and politics throughout history. Women like Marie Curie, who discovered radium and polonium, and Ada Lovelace, regarded as the world’s first computer programmer, have made significant contributions to science and technology. Women like Malala Yousafzai, who stood up for girls’ education and survived a Taliban attack, and Greta Thunberg, who became a climate activist at 15, have inspired millions worldwide with their courage and determination.
Women in the construction and architecture industry
Men have dominated the construction sector for a long time, and women have had difficulty breaking into the field. Women have, however, made considerable advancements in the area recently, pushing gender norms and dismantling barriers.
In addition to leaving their impact on the field, these women have helped future generations of female architects, engineers, and construction workers by blazing a trail for them. This blog article will highlight some outstanding women advancing design and construction.
- Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid was an Iraqi-British architect widely regarded as one of the most influential architects of the 21st century. She was the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, considered the highest honor in the field. Hadid’s work is characterized by bold and innovative designs that challenge traditional architectural forms.
- Huda Shaka
Huda Shaka is a Palestinian-American architect and designer passionate about creating sustainable, socially responsible, and culturally relevant designs. She founded Studio Shaka, a design firm specializing in urban design, architecture, and product design. Shaka has been recognized for her work with several awards, including the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Award and the TAK Project Grant.
- Elsie Owusu
Elsie Owusu is a British architect who has dedicated her career to promoting diversity and inclusion in the architecture industry. She is the founder of the Society of Black Architects, an organization that aims to promote the contributions of black architects and address issues of diversity in the industry. Owusu has also served at the Royal Institute of British Architects president.
- Beverly Willis
Beverly Willis is an American architect, artist, and philanthropist best known for her work on the San Francisco Transbay Terminal. She is also the founder of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation, which aims to advance the role of women in architecture and the built environment. Willis has been recognized for her contributions to the industry with numerous awards, including the AIA San Francisco Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Denise Scott Brown
Denise Scott Brown is an American architect, planner, and urban designer who has been instrumental in developing the postmodernist architectural movement. She is also known for advocating feminist principles in architecture and urban planning. Scott Brown has received numerous awards for her work, including the AIA Gold Medal and the Jane Drew Prize.
Women in Pakistan
Women have encountered numerous obstacles and problems in Pakistan, particularly when trying to pursue occupations in industries with a male preponderance, including building and architecture. Women have been dismantling barriers and challenging prejudices in Pakistan’s construction and architectural fields. Notwithstanding these difficulties, Pakistan is home to many remarkable women who have broken down boundaries and excelled in these disciplines. This blog post will feature outstanding women who have contributed significantly to Pakistan’s built environment.
- Yasmeen Lari
Yasmeen Lari is Pakistan’s first female architect and an inspiring role model for women in the industry. She began her career in the 1960s and has since designed numerous buildings and structures, including the National Arts Council in Karachi and the Mughal Museum in Lahore. In addition to her architectural work, Lari has been involved in humanitarian efforts, using her expertise to help rebuild communities affected by natural disasters.
- Samar Bashir
Samar Bashir is a civil engineer and the founder of the Women Engineers Pakistan organization. The organization aims to empower and support women in the engineering field by providing networking opportunities, mentorship, and professional development opportunities. Through her work, Bashir is helping to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for women in the engineering industry.
- Saima Malik
Saima Malik is a successful architect who has designed numerous buildings and structures across Pakistan. Her work focuses on sustainability and using natural materials, and she has been recognized for her innovative approach to design. Malik also strongly advocates for women’s rights and has spoken out about the need for greater gender equality in the architecture and construction industries.
- Nadia Bucha
Nadia Bucha is a civil engineer and the founder of the Green School Project, which aims to promote sustainability and environmental awareness in schools across Pakistan. Through her work, Bucha is helping to create a more environmentally conscious generation of young people in Pakistan. She has also been involved in several other environmental initiatives, including the development of eco-friendly housing projects.
- Faryal Gohar
Faryal Gohar is a cultural heritage conservationist who advocates for preserving Pakistan’s architectural heritage. She has been involved in several projects to restore historic buildings and structures, including the 17th-century Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore. Gohar is also a writer and actor, using her platform to advocate for women’s rights and social justice issues in Pakistan.
Hashi Goc Embracing Equity and Celebrating Women
Hashi GoC is a real estate and building firm that is proud to embrace equity and celebrate the contribution of women in the industry. We recognize that diversity and inclusion are essential for creating innovative and successful projects, and we are committed to promoting gender equality in all aspects of our work.
Women bring a unique perspective and valuable skills to architecture and construction. From design to project management, women make significant contributions and drive positive change in our industry. As a company, we support and empower women at every level of our organization and the wider community.
One core value is creating a safe and supportive work environment where everyone can thrive. We prioritize diversity and inclusion in our hiring practices and actively seek out and mentor talented women in the industry. We also provide ongoing training and development opportunities to support the growth and advancement of our female staff members.