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Mishal Husain in Conversation

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The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job

This event is in partnership with PAWA and is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2018. #AsiaLitFest

What’s holding you back in the workplace?

What’s the best way to get your ideas across?

How do you overcome self-doubt, or break through to the next level?

Written by award-winning broadcaster Mishal Husain, The Skills: From First Job to Dream Job - What every woman needs to know will inspire, motivate, champion and encourage women to reach their potential by focusing on practical skills that make a difference.

Mishal will be at Asia House to discuss these skills, drawing from her own experience as well as interviews with experts and inspirational women from Martha Lane Fox to Malala Yousafzai. Mishal will be in conversation with writer and broadcast journalist Bee Rowlatt.

PAWA will kindly provide tea, coffee and pastries preceding this event, available from 10am.



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About Mishal Husain

Mishal Husain is one of the presenters of BBC Radio 4’s influential Today programme and the television news on BBC One. In twenty years in journalism she has worked on big international as well as British stories and has become known for interviewing, presenting on location and for critically acclaimed documentaries. Her work has taken her from Davos to Rohingya refugee camps and from interviewing Prime Ministers to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Mishal has been named by the Sunday Times as one of the 500 most influential people in Britain and has won several awards, including Broadcaster of the Year at the 2015 London Press Club Awards and Presenter of the Year at the 2015 Women in Film and TV Awards.

About Bee Rowlatt

Bee Rowlatt is a writer and broadcast journalist. Her award-winning book In Search of Mary was described by the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen as “terrific – quite unlike anything I’ve read before.” She co-wrote the best-selling Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad, and is one of the writers in Virago’s Fifty Shades of Feminism. Bee has chaired panel events and flagship events at literature and history festivals ranging from Jaipur and Hay, to Chalke Valley and Glastonbury. She began her journalism career in the BBC World Service and has written for The Telegraph, Mail, Guardian and VOGUE India, who named her their “girl crush and star of the show.” Bee has worked in Iraq, India, Colombia, Russia and Palestine, has four children, and is chair of Mary on the Green, the campaign to memorialise Mary Wollstonecraft.

About PAWA

PAWA is a UK-registered charity focused on a single purpose: to support teenage girls’ education in Asia.

PAWA seeks to help girls attain the schooling and skill training necessary for entering the workforce as wage earners and contributing to their family, community and society more productively. Gender-equality is not only a moral and human rights issue but the key to sustainable socio-economic development. Exclusion of women from economic life inevitably affects the prosperity of society as a whole.

PAWA’s projects are proposed by its international network of supporters. All proposals are carefully vetted and checked by the PAWA Charity team following strict guidelines before a selection process by its Trustees. Selected projects are carefully monitored by PAWA’s Charity team and visited by its supporters. PAWA currently supports 9 projects in 8 countries.




Image of Mishal courtesy of the BBC




This event is part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2018. Back for its 12th year running, the Festival is bringing some of the biggest names and rising stars from the written word together for a celebration of Asian literature.

Taking place across September and October 2018, the UK’s only pan-Asian literature festival presents words, stories and ideas from Asia and the diaspora. From live performances to public talks and animated discussions, the festival will celebrate Asia – a region that we define as running from Turkey to Tokyo– in all its glory.

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