KARACHI: Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) hosted the LADIESFUND Millennial Masterclass 2018, on Saturday, 14th April in Karachi and launched LADIESFUND Millennial which is a platform to empower, train and highlight Pakistani Millennials. LADIESFUND 2018 Millennial of Inspirations included Sohai Ali Abro, Sahar Paracha, Farhat Rasheed, Neha Mashooqullah, Jahanzaib, Owais Asif, and Mehreen Hashmi were the “rockstar” millennial mentors at the event, along with Chief Guest, iconic philanthropist and entrepreneur, Masarrat Misbah.
150 professionals, entrepreneurs and young Millennials gathered to form professional friendships, meet potential clients and build/strengthen their network for career advancement purposes. Spotted in the audience were Amin Gulgee, former Governor Kamal Azfar, Moneeza Butt, Nazneen Tariq Khan, Sana Rasheed Khan, Omayr Saiyid among others.
LADIESFUND President, Tara Uzra Dawood said, “We are so excited to share that LADIESFUND is in its 10th year and today, we are here to launch LADIESFUND Millennial which has been created to promote excellence among Pakistani males and females 20-35 years of age. It’s a great honour and pleasure to highlight and encourage Pakistani Millennials who are the future of this nation and making all of us proud.”
Chief Guest Masarrat Misbah said that “If you face some difficulties,” she told the audience, “know that it is given by God so you can help those by your learning.”
“Because of Zenith, I got a chance to let people know by my movie The Motorcyle Girl that Pakistan is actually a safe company for a girl to travel alone and I hope after this movie, we will be able to see more women riding bicycles on the road,” said Millennial of Inspiration Sohai Ali Abro.
Millennial of Inspiration Saher Paracha said, “Many people ask us that how did we convince a global brand to give us the franchise in Pakistan and we proudly say that they were actually looking for partners in Pakistan knowing how amazing the Pakistan Fashion Industry is, so we never had to convince them.”
Attendees found particularly valuable both the panel discussion – which was full of insightful questions on standing out from the crowd, how to get a franchise and how to find out what your life purpose is – as well as the speed mentoring session with the Millennials of Inspiration.
In 2013, LADIESFUND introduced for the first time in Pakistan the Speed Networking Luncheon, which replicated the Harvard-style speed networking where more than 100 guests were seated face-to-face to network with each other, with a ringer every five minutes for the attendees to rotate to the next conversation. Two years ago, a “star” component was added to introduce mentoring aside the speed networking. This year, the theme was Pakistani Millennials and acknowledged Millennials who have founded innovative businesses, made names for themselves in cut-throat industries and are true trailblazers.
Event partners included Qatar Airways (Travel), PC Karachi (Food), Nestle Pakistan (Beverage), Depilex (Beauty), Masarrat Misbah Makeup (Makeup), Diva by Sana Rashid (Dress), The Karachi Candle Company (Decor) and the supporters were Aesthetic Life, Asian Institute of Fashion Design, Scentsation, Heavenly Regalia by Nazneen Tariq Khan, Bombay Sweets, U & I by Aneesa Unus and CAMs College. News Desk