Engineering - a man's job?
"I can't give you a lot of money as a legacy," Shafaq's father used to tell her when she was growing up, "but what I can give you is a good education."
Despite gender inequality in Shafaq's home country of Pakistan, all the children in her family had the same opportunities for education. "It was a simple understanding," she said. "If we wanted to do anything for our education, we had our parents' support. Boy or girl, we all got our Masters degrees."
However, even this progressive outlook was stretched when Shafaq decided to follow her true dream.