LAHORE, MARCH 2019: In a bid to mark globally celebrated International Women’s Day, Human Resources department recently launched CCL Women’s Awards in a simple ceremony held at the Head office. All women from the Head Office and Plant were invited to be part of the event, which was hosted by Nida Tariq, HR Coordinator and Amna Iqbal, Legal Officer who gave a brief introduction to International Women’s Day. Participants were decorated with orange ribbons to condemn violence against women.
CCL Women’s Awards aim to engage women, promote diversity and acknowledge the hard work and efforts of women at CCL. Award categories include CCL WOMAN OF THE YEAR, which recognizes an individual woman who has distinguished herself at CCL, her profession, and her community, INSPIRATION AWARD, which recognizes a woman who inspires others through her hard work, ideas and examples and WOMAN TO WATCH (under 30).
In the 1st category the award was divided between Subla Nizami and Tasmia Said from the Plant, whereas the winner of the Inspiration Award was Safia Anwar from the Plant who has been working at CCL for more than 25 years. The Woman to Watch award was given to Amna Iqbal, Legal Officer, HR due to her positive personality and professionalism.
“Women everyday take care of their families and profession. A woman should not seek external appreciation but should learn to love and appreciate herself. Self-appreciation will add happiness and contentment in life,” remarked Dr. Sadia Adnan, a happiness speaker by profession who engaged the audience by encouraging them to learn self-appreciation and positive thinking.
Dr. Nazish Khan, spouse of Dr. Shahzad Khan, CCL’s Chief Operating Officer also graced the occasion as a special guest. “A successful, accomplished woman is not only the one who works from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. A woman who stays at home is doing an equally important job by managing the household so we must learn to appreciate ourselves,” remarked Dr. Nazish Khan.
The event included many fun-filled activities such as building a tower with the help of coins, tennis balls, Kalv punching activity and selfie-booth. Later Executive Committee members presented token of appreciation to our special guests, Dr. Nazish Khan and Dr. Sadia Adnan, which was followed by cake-cutting and a scrumptious hi-tea. Every participant received a souvenir as an appreciation gesture from the Kalv team.