Contributions of local women to be celebrated at awards

A science student at McMaster, no woman in Nashwa Khan’s extended family ever went to university. Khan’s mother has never completed high school, let alone pursued a diploma.

With her Pakistani and Moroccan background, the 21 year old finds herself in a unique position. She is the youngest member on Hamilton’s Status of Women committee, and one of few ethnic minorities. This voluntary committee works to improve the lives of women in the city.

Recently nominated for the YWCA Hamilton’s Women of Distinction Awards, Khan joins 11 others as nominees in Young Woman of Distinction category, for youth ages 21 and below.

Full article at The Women’s Press.