Celebrating Shell Tameer Women Entrepreneurs

Title: Celebrating Shell Tameer Women Entrepreneurs
Duration: 1 minute 38 seconds

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Shell Tameer, our entrepreneurship development programme, work with women to empower them. The video celebrates with three women entrepreneurs of Shell Tameer in their journey of social and economic empowerment.

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We proudly present Shell Tameer women

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Ramla Kaleem Shah in an outdoor setting, narrating her journey.

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Ramla Kaleem Shah
CEO Aqua Agro
[Subtitles] Hi I am Ramla Kaleem, CEO of Aqua Agro. I am an entrepreneur.

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Ramla monitors the innovative device that helps productivity and water savings for farmers in Pakistan.

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[Subtitles] I started my entrepreneurship journey by selling off my final year project for 1 million rupees.

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Madiha Hassan in her office, narrating her journey.

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Madiha Hassan
Founder Pankh
[Subtitles] Hi, my name is Madiha and I am an entrepreneur and founder of Pankh.

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Women bikers ride together displaying Pakistan flags. A female straddling a bike being taught to ride. A female tutor showing a learner the mechanism of a bike.

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[Subtitles] It’s been 7 years we have been training women to ride bikes.

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Mehwish at her home, narrating her journey.

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Mehwish
Founder of Mahi Stitching Center
[Subtitles] My name is Mehwish, I am from Kashmir, I have 3 kids.

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Ramla Kaleem Shah in an outdoor setting, continuing her story.

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[Subtitles] We started Aqua Agro as a research project. We went to Gadap and met the farmers there.

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Ramla with a farmer and a colleague at a farm. The farmer is sharing his need. Ramla is showing the farmer how to use the device. The device is being set up.

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[Subtitles] We found that there is a gap between the use of conventional practices and use of technology.

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Madiha Hassan in her office, continuing her story.

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[Subtitles] In my college days, I used to travel through local transport a lot, public buses and rickshaws.
I used to wait for it for so long after my class and I always used to feel insecure.

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Mehwish embroiders on a red fabric, using green, blue and orange thread.

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[Subtitles] I learnt myself. I became independent.

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Mehwish teaches a student at a sewing machine. Mehwish using a manual sewing machine while two students watch and learn. Mehwish at her home, narrating her story

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[Subtitles] Now I want to see the girls I teach, learn and become independent.

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Women of Pankh posing with a policewoman. Madiha at her office, narrating her story.

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[Subtitles] A woman is an integral part of our society, what I believe is that we have given them independence

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Mehwish at her home, narrating her story. Mehwish coaching her children in their education.

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[Subtitles] My kids have access to good education with the help of this business.

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Madiha at her office, narrating her story.

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[Subtitles] There is no greater achievement better than a single woman or a widow remembering me in her good words or prayers.

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Madiha posing with a group of women including a policewoman. Madiha at her office, narrating her story.

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[Subtitles] My team has been very supportive and most importantly my husband.

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Mehwish at her home, narrating her story.

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[Subtitles] I have faced every challenge in life with the help of my family.

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Madiha sharing words of wisdom.

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[Subtitles] Don’t underestimate yourself

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Mehwish sharing words of wisdom.

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[Subtitles] I didn’t give up. My message to everyone is that whatever hardship comes your way, face them and don’t give up.

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Ramla sharing words of wisdom.

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[Subtitles] Believe in yourself. If you trust your own self, nothing can put you down.

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The word ‘Be’ appears on a white screen, followed by ‘Strong’, to read ‘Be Strong’.
‘Strong’ disappears and is replaced with ‘Different’ to read ‘Be Different’.
‘Different’ disappears and is replaced with ‘You’ to read ‘Be You’.
‘You’ disappears and is replaced with ‘The Change’ to read ‘Be The Change’.

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The video closes with the Shell Pecten.

Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan

Title: Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan

Duration: 46 seconds

Description:

Shell Pakistan showcases the women powering progress in the company. The video is made for International Women’s Day and highlights Shell Pakistan colleagues in various departments, professional settings and different parts of the business. The video is fast paced and upbeat, with a rock Sound of Shell track.

Celebrating women Powering Progress in Pakistan – Transcript

The video opens with 8 quick intro shots of 1 second each:

1. Closeup of a finger pressing an elevator button

2. A foot on a staircase.

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Women

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3. A hand on a stair-rail

4. Picking up the phone

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Powering

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5. Tapping a spoon on a mug of tea

6. Inserting a smartcard in a laptop

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Progress

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7. Picking up a hardhat

8. Pointing to information on a big sheet of paper (building plans) with a pen.

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We quickly cut to see a meeting with a woman turning a sheet of the building plans, explaining something to the team around her.

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A person adjusts her safety vest. The scene cuts to her putting on her safety glasses, and quickly cuts to her putting on her hard hat. The scene changes to her walking and transitions into an aerial view of the oil terminal, and then back to her standing in front of the Shell tank truck, talking to the driver.

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Scene cuts to a meeting in the office with a woman sitting at her desk, laptop in front, talking to a group of people standing around her, listening to what she is saying.

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Scene cuts to a woman working in a lab, looking at a beaker. The image zooms out to show it’s a photo on a phone. User swipes the photo to the next photo showing a woman engineer inspecting a car at SEM. Scene changes to the person holding the phone who gets up and walks.

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A woman walks down an office corridor, carrying a notebook. As she walks, she smiles at the camera.

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A hand pushes open a door, which leads to a scene of a conference with a woman presenting in front of a large audience. Scene cuts again to another conference showing another woman presenter.

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Now we’re in a meeting room, with a woman leading the meeting and 6 other participants sitting at the table, with their laptops, listening to her. Camera cuts to a close up of just the woman leading the meeting.

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Scene changes to camera moving towards a closeup of hands typing on a laptop. Camera cuts to a zoomed-out scene of the person typing, she looks up and smiles at the camera.

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Scene changes to a person working at her desk, with the camera panning around the desk.

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We see a mug, with the Shell Pecten, picked up from a coffee machine. Behind this are 2 women discussing something, with a mini Shell tank truck, Shell branded mugs and notebook on the table.

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Scene changes to a Shell Retail site, with time-lapse video, and a woman in the forefront. Looking at the camera, she smiles and folds her arms.

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Celebrating woman powering progress in Pakistan.

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The image changes to a white screen with the Shell Pecten.

Beenish Rizvi
Beenish Rizvi Specialist Compliance Controls

“Female engineers, experience several challenges when it comes to getting jobs involving technical field work. After joining Shell, I was amazed to see the culture of Diversity and Inclusiveness and was encouraged to opt for technical, more challenging roles to develop my skillset. Progressive work environment, organization’s support and equal working opportunities have helped me grow within the company.

In the last 13 years, I moved across Trading and Supply roles, gaining expertise in the areas of Compliance Management, Quality Assurance, Contract Management and Business Development. With primary experience in fuels supply and distribution in Pakistan, I was entrusted with regional roles managing business development and product quality for the Middle East South Asia cluster. With a robust development plan by my leaders, I built a strong skillset. Eventually, I was offered an opportunity to transfer to Shell International in the United Kingdom where I received exposure of a global working environment and different cultures. Delivering successfully on Quality Assurance and Contracts Management, I moved to Compliance where I oversee global compliance assessments and controls.

Shell Pakistan Limited has a promising career for both fresh and experienced talent, aspiring to work in a multi-national organisation. Joining Shell right after graduation was very exciting and I knew I was making the right decision. I will highly recommend female graduates to join Shell and fulfil their career aspirations.”

Palwasha Ahsan Riar
Palwasha Ahsan Riar Human Resources - Learning Advisor

I am a mother of three young children – and it’s a pleasant surprise for many people I meet outside of work (specially on regular school events) that I also have a parallel career, spanning across a decade, with multi-functional roles (sales, operations & HR), cross-market responsibility (of three countries) & as a leader of virtual teams. I am often asked “How?”

I have been respected throughout for my choice to raise a family and given the comfort to manage any limitations (e.g. by working from home regularly, flexible hours, “dialing” into meetings at times when unable to travel) -  yet at all times, given challenging assignments not doubting my ability to deliver.

I have developed immensely as a professional and an individual – thanks to leadership support, family-friendly propositions (such as flexible working, day care facilities) & an environment that genuinely believes in respecting & nurturing the diversity & individuality people bring to work, yet giving them a fair chance to prove themselves.

So, coming back to what I say in response to the “How?” –> “Given that I work for Shell “”Why not?””

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