How a Mother became a Data Analyst through IEC

Farrah Ejaz is one of our most recent graduates. Her story is truly one for the books. It is rather unfortunate that after marriage most women in Pakistan are not able to continue their careers. Farrah broke that cycle by joining our Tech Apprenticeship Program not only as a housewife but also, as a new mother. Her hard work, determination, and courage are an inspiration to us all.

Belonging to Sargodha, she completed her Economics Masters in 2019 from the University of Sargodha. In search of a new aspiration, she came to know about IEC through her brother-in-law and successfully joined our program in July 2022. With zero to no experience in data analytics, she faced many challenges due to lack of knowledge but she never quit her tasks and acquired the practical knowledge to develop herself in the tech industry.

In the words of Farrah herself, “When I started the course, I didn’t know even a bit about data analytics. With the guidelines of my instructors and research from Google and YouTube, I was able to complete my 1st assignment about SQL queries. Being a housewife and a new mother, it seemed too difficult for me to complete my course on time but, with the love and support of my husband I made it possible for me. I had seen hardships during my 2nd capstone project because my father-in-law was hospitalized. I was stuck with many household chores. It was a very hard time for all of us but I couldn’t quit. I kept working on my project and successfully graduated from cohort 4.“

Currently, she has started her professional journey working as a Data Analytics and Business Science intern at The Sparks Foundation. We believe that Farrah will keep on obtaining many wonderful opportunities in the future.