Obaid-Chinoy is an internationally acclaimed journalist, filmmaker and activist. Initially known for her film work highlighting women’s rights, she has gone on to win two Oscars, six Emmy awards for her films (three personally), the Livingston Award for Young Journalists and become the first artist to co-chair the World Economic Forum. The Government of Pakistan has honoured her with the Hilal-i-Imtiaz, the second highest civilian honour of the country, and Canada has awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Sharmeen holds a Bachelors degree from Smith college and two masters degrees from Stanford University.
Source of Influence: Arts & Culture
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