ISLAMABAD: For 29-year-old Ayesha Khan, learning to drive a car was a life-changing experience. "Being able to drive opens up so many possibilities because you are no longer dependent on other people," she said. Ayesha began driving her father's car a few years back and practised with him.
'شی کیب' اپنے لحاظ سے ایک منفرد ٹیکسی سروس ہے۔ حرا بتول رضوی کا ادارہ کم نرخوں پر راولپنڈی اور اسلام آباد میں خواتین کو محفوظ، صاف اور قابل بھروسہ سفری سہولیات فراہم کر رہا ہے۔
When Hira Batool Rizvi first started working, she noticed that all the women around her talked constantly about commuting problems. That's because, in Pakistan, it can be difficult for women to get to work - and make a living for themselves and their families. Rizvi knew she wanted to help these and other women.
Campus and Community Society and Culture Fulbright scholar and Georgia Tech public policy graduate Hira Batool Rizvi is taking a serious problem in her native Pakistan head on, and she has launched a startup company to help provide a solution. Navigating traffic in major cities like Islamabad and Rawalpindi can be difficult enough, but it's even harder for women.
More than 20 years ago, Zahida Kamri, a single mother of six, became Pakistan's first female taxi driver - a job that took her from Islamabad to the country's remote provinces. As a pioneer among women entrepreneurs in Pakistan, Zahida persevered in the face of criticism and her accomplishments resonate to this day.
She 'Kab plans to expand its subscription-based monthly carpooling service in Pakistan to allow women to own cars, a notable challenge in South Asia. The rideshare is currently exploring several different financing options with potential partners that would allow women to reasonably afford a car.
The social sector must better support entrepreneurs and professionals who have migrated from the developing world, and who want to positively influence social change in their countries of origin.
Learning the art of driving was an altogether different and exhilarating experience for 29 year old Ayesha Khan. Subsequently, her passion to drive on the roads of capital of Pakistan has not become a revenue generating source. Ayesha is now an active member of the newly launched carpool service, SheKab as a driver.
Hira Batool Rizvi is not an ordinary woman. She did her undergraduate in Electrical Engineering after which she obtained a Masters in Science and Technology Policy on the Fulbright Scholarship from Georgia Institute of Technology, USA. Since her...
For 29-year-old Ayesha Khan, learning to drive a car was a life-changing experience. "Being able to drive opens up so many possibilities because you are no longer dependent on other people," she said. Ayesha began driving her father's car a few years back and practised with him.
Hira Batool Rizvi is the founder of She'kab, a technology platform which connects taxi drivers with working women in the city of Islamabad, Pakistan. Hira received a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a Master's in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A, in 2013.