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Posted April 6, 2013
I simply dont have good enough words to describe what an awe inspiring experience it was to read this book. Having grown up in the same society as DR Saeed's and gone through the same kind of harassment, sometimes subtle and more often not so subtle, I have so much to relate to in this book. However, I believe that even Americans, both men & women should find it really interesting to read since approximately every fourth working American woman is sexually harassed(ABC/Wash. Post Survey). Everyone, in particular those working in an office environment, must read this account to understand, if they dont yet, what qualifies as sexual harassment and how it can effect the working environment for very talented workers. However, the book is not just an account of sexual harassment and an effort of cover up by some big "sharks" in the senior management of a prestigious Int'l organization as UN but also a very inspiring story of very brave women who stood up against it. What they were able to achieve as a result of their very grueling struggle is also amazing. I will strongly recommend this book based on my own experience of reading it. Once I started reading it I could not put it down before finishing it and I am a very slow reader:)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 14, 2013
I had the pleasure of reading Fouzia's book "Working with Sharks" back in 2011. Fouzia's account was capturing from page one! I enjoyed her personal story of the tremendous work she has done in Pakistan, empowering women and promoting gender equality, as well as her personal struggle with sexual harassment of women in the UN system in Pakistan. In addition, Fouzia eloquently includes her own experiences of being exposed to western cultures and how this influences her own personal life, including her "decision to marry a westerner". I truly enjoyed reading Fouzia's life story, the challenges she managed to overcome and the changes she has achieved for women in Pakistan. I warmly recommend reading the book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.