On October 29, 2020, CBS served as an event partner for Ananke's The Girl Summit. The virtual summit had more than 75 guest speakers and over 300 attendees from around the world, out of which 90% were women and girls. This summit commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child with the theme 'My Voice, Our Equal Future'.
Several LUMS faculty and community members participated in this event in various capacities. The summit featured keynote speeches by Dr. Jawad Syed and Farah Ahamed, panel sessions by Dr. Faiza Ali, Dr. Hadia Majid, Gulalai Khan and Neemah Ahamad, fireside chats with Dr. Tayyaba Tamim and Dr. Ayra Indrias Patras, and workshops by Angbeen Atif Mirza and Marva Khan. Current LUMS student, Aliza Sultan from @FemSoc also participated in the summit as a session moderator.
The topics discussed in these sessions ranged from gender equality, period poverty, gender sensitivity, challenging social norms, innovation and emerging tech, privilege, agency and decision making in the context of gender equality, identifying barriers to girls’ education and harnessing the power of data to empower girls.