Sarah Utley and Zakir Sheraan Baloch partner to lead WOVAN International.
Sarah has partnered on women's empowerment projects in the Sindh region of Pakistan with the US State Department, and has spent the last ten years working specifically serving immigrant communities in the United States and beyond. With master's level experience in International Development Sarah deeply understands the importance of building equitable ways in underserved and exploited regions around the world to build their own financial capital and independence. This is one primary goal of WOVAN International.
Zakir Sheraan Baloch is an award winning cinematographer & editor from Karachi Pakistan. He is also an experienced graphic designer, photographer, dubbing artist, screenplay author and digital painter. Zakir has served WOVAN since its beginning as the technology and artistic support lead. Zakir started his work as a graphic designer in 1999. Since 2010 Zakir has worked with several social and humanitarian organizations in Pakistan, United States and Italy. Through this work Zakir has volunteered his skills as an artistic director, designer, editor, cinematographer and filmmaker.
Awareness, activism and advocacy through art is the primary goal in Sarah and Zakirs work with WOVAN International.