Bright Side: The people and moments that made us proud!

Arts & Culture   November 7, 2018
It made us proud to see Sharmeen Obaid wins Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

What keeps us going, however, is the continuous effort and will of our people who pursue their dreams – spreading positivity and happiness all around.

Here are few people who have made us proud:

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy wins Eliasson Global Leadership Prize

Two-time Academy Award winning film-maker, journalist and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has won the prestigious 2018 Eliasson Global Leadership Prize in recognition of her extraordinary leadership. She is the first Pakistani to have won the award.

Winners of the Eliasson Global Leadership Prize are ultimately selected by a jury of people who themselves are accomplished leaders from a range of countries and disciplines. The winners were chosen from among 825 nominees from 130 countries, coming from all walks of life, positions and causes.

Emmad Irfani becomes latest Pakistani to be nominated for world’s ‘100 Most Handsome Men’

Model-turned-actor Emmad Irfani becomes the latest Pakistani to have been nominated for World’s ‘100 Most Handsome Men’ list!

Previously, Fawad was ranked sixth in the Sexiest Asian Men list with musician Danyal Zafar, who happened to be the youngest in the list, making it to the top 50.

Two Pakistani women selected for Facebook Community Leadership Programme

Two women from Pakistan who created Facebook groups have been selected for the social networking giant’s first Community Leadership Programme. Kanwal Ahmed of Soul Sisters Pakistan and Nadia Gangjee of Sheops are among 115 community leaders of 6,000 applicants from around the world selected for the programme.

The 115 participants will serve as community leaders in residence, fellows, and youth participants. More than 100 fellows and youth participants will be awarded up to $50,000 each for their various community efforts. Out of the 115 participants, Facebook granted the role of community leaders in residence to five people who will each receive up to $1,000,000 in funding to build communities.

In 2013, Kanwal started Soul Sisters Pakistan to give Pakistani women a place to share their issues, voice their stories and seek support. The community page further said that the group “has become a judgement-free, apolitical place where women can network as well as find legal, financial and psychological help”. Nadia started Pakistan’s first and most trusted online marketplace for women, providing home-based women, women entrepreneurs and women-oriented businesses a safe, bespoke platform to start and scale their businesses.

This article was originally published in GLAM Magazine.