Simi Raheal is a rare combination of a development trainer & media professional, a designer, creative thinker, activist, writer, teacher & a mentor (with over 4 decades of experience).
Her pivotal strength is bridging media & development. Her unique combination & diversity gives her an edge over most other trainers & activists as she has celebrity status & her reach is further than most other trainers. She has mobilized communities at all level through training/media sensitization. By identifying needs she has advocated on behalf of women through media & communication. Some of her key advocacy experience includes gender balance, reproductive health, media, communication and leadership workshops & curriculum design.
She has been an actor and anchor for public/private television, Film/theater & a master trainer for gender reproductive health leadership, communication & human rights. Her strength is this unusual combination. In all her communication she weaves the development message hence this is not her work, it’s her life.
Simi’s success in the media has encouraged and empowered many young women to be media professionals. Her voice carries weight in the public and private sector in Pakistan & her ideology of practicing the development goals is shared by all who come in contact with her.
She holds the Fatima Jinnah medal for media and is the fellow of IIE LDM in reproductive, health, gender and leadership, the fellow of FXB Harvard School of Medicine on Health and Human rights and a GWLN Leadership Fellow from Leavy School of Business Santa Clara. She is also the Reproductive Health ambassador for the organization called LEAD.
Simi has a diverse learning network spread across the globe. Her journey has led her to the field of education, communication, development, leadership and continues to explore countless avenues of new learning.
TITLE OF DISCUSSION (For Happiness Summit): “The secrets to my Happiness connection”.