Tranquility Room at SDSB-LUMS



Inauguration of Tranquility Room for Women in SDSB

On June 21, 2023, the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) inaugurated a dedicated Tranquility Room for Women at SDSB. This space aims to provide female staff and faculty members with a serene and private area to prioritise their mental health and well-being. This significant milestone was graced by the esteemed presence of LUMS Pro-Chancellor, Abdul Razzaq Dawood, who inaugurated the facility alongside SDSB Honorary Dean, Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, and the distinguished female faculty and staff of SDSB. Since its opening, the room has garnered enthusiastic support from the faculty, who recognise the significance of this initiative. 

Dr. Alnoor Bhimani, emphasised the importance of providing women with a space to retreat and recharge, stating, "The new 'tranquility room' will provide a quiet place for a woman to prioritise her mental health, where she can take a little time away from work and be out of range from the presence of others. Great women writers (like Virginia Woolf) have long noted the importance of having ‘A room of one’s own’. In installing this room, SDSB recognises that a woman at work should be able to enjoy a private space whenever she feels a need to relax, recharge and enjoy a few moments of reflection."

Faculty members have expressed their appreciation for this remarkable addition to the school's infrastructure. Dr. Misbah Tanveer Chaudhry, Assistant Professor at SDSB, described the room as a cozy haven that fosters a sense of ease, acknowledgment, and value. "It's truly an extraordinary and indispensable facility at SDSB!" Dr. Chaudhry said, highlighting the positive impact of the Tranquility Room on the well-being of women within the institution.

Dr. Bushra Naqvi, Associate Professor at SDSB, conveyed her deep gratitude for the business school's exceptional initiative, "I am delighted to express my deepest gratitude to the business school for their exceptional initiative in creating a dedicated relaxation room for female staff and faculty. This thoughtful step showcases their commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive environment. By providing a space where women can unwind and rejuvenate during their free time, the school not only recognises the importance of self-care but also demonstrates its dedication to gender equality. Kudos to the school for their progressive approach and for empowering women in their professional journey."

By unveiling this dedicated space, SDSB has set a new precedent in prioritising the mental health and well-being of women in academia. This initiative demonstrates the School's ongoing efforts to create an inclusive environment that values the diverse needs and experiences of its faculty and staff members. The Tranquility Room offers a sanctuary where women can briefly step away from their workspaces, immerse themselves in solitude, and find solace in moments of introspection. With its serene ambiance and thoughtful design, the room encourages women to take much-needed breaks and nurture their mental and emotional well-being.

SDSB continues to pave the way for progressive initiatives that support the personal and professional growth of its faculty and staff, solidifying its reputation as a leading institution that values gender equality, inclusivity, and the overall well-being of its community.