Mahwish Saleem

IT officer, Public Procurement Department

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Come on girls!

What do you do?

I am working as IT officer and working on a project to start the process of fair and transparent through e-procurement and e-bidding, also implementing ERP system for the office employees.
Apart from that it's really hard to enforce people to use of computers and tech. I participate in different motivational sessions in Universities, colleges and government offices etc to make them aware the field of STEM.

Why did you choose this field?

When I decided to choose this field I had to face many challenges as no one was aware of this tech field and computers around 14 years ago in the city but I wanted to choose the field not only to make my self as IT person but also realise the people of my community that technology is a blessing up till now even in my professional life I have been facing challenges to make them to adopt the use of tech

What do you look at and think, "I wish younger me would have known this was possible"?

I wish younger me know the more better opportunities of STEM out of my state so that I could have grown up better in my field. As no one was a single PHD in the field in Universities

Why do you love working in STEM?

It was my childhood wish to be an engineer despite achieving the scholarship of engineering university I could not avail it. But I had decided to choose the field I could only do BS in computer science that was possible living in my city.
I always was inspired STEM for its research and pursue

Best advice for next generation?

Girls go for your favourite field! Come on girls you can not achieve anything until you are strong enough to fight on many platforms.

Inspo quote / fun fact / role model

“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.”

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