Master Course Teachers

The mentors and teachers at Watson are the world’s foremost leaders, entrepreneurs, and practitioners who live on campus and teach short “Master Courses” to the Scholars.

Khalida Brohi

Executive Director, Sughar Empowerment Society

Course Title: Changing the world by turning your enemies into friends.

  • Khalida is known for Providing tribal and rural women with opportunities. She has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, CNN, Bill Clinton, Cheryl Sandberg as a leading advocate for women in Pakistan

Newsweek magazine’s 25 under 25 and one of the “100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan”

Khalida Brohi is the founder and executive director of the Sughar Empowerment Society, a nonprofit social enterprise in Pakistan dedicated towards providing tribal and rural women opportunities to grow their skills as well as learn leadership skills in an environment of growth and development.

Brohi launched Sughar in 2009 (“Sughar” means “skilled and confident woman”) to provide opportunities to unleash the potential of all women in Pakistan, such as resources to launch and sustain rural businesses. Brohi’s aim over the next 10 years is to change the lives of one million women in Pakistan.

Khalida Brohi has been named one of Newsweek magazine’s 25 under 25; one of the “100 Women Who Matter in Pakistan” by Newsweek; awarded the “Woman of Impact Award” by the Women in the World Foundation, Women Excellence Award by national Government of Pakistan; the Young Champion Award from the University of Singapore; and the Unreasonable Institute Fellowship Award. Brohi has addressed numerous global forums, and has received recognition from Oprah Winfrey, CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, and the former American President Bill Clinton.