Committed to building our nation’s strength, the IBA Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) celebrated an International Women’s Day Event on Friday, 4th March 2022 and organized meetup and networking event of women entrepreneurs.
This event was organized to acknowledge, facilitate, promote and support Pakistani mompreneurs, who are looking after their families and simultaneously managing their startups. Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Director IBA CED highlighted the role of women in nation building as well as family development. Dr. S Akbar Zaidi, Executive Director appreciated womanhood and appreciated the efforts of women entrepreneurs during the event. He emphasized that without the contribution of women, we cannot progress.
A panel session was conducted to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the women entrepreneurs. Panelist included; women from different walks of life. They belonged to various business sectors including; arts & crafts, clothing, handicrafts, baking, food, beautician, life coaching, academic learning, jewelry, etc. Women entrepreneurs shared their entrepreneurial journey and became a source of motivation for each other. This event was attended by more than 200 women entrepreneurs. IBA CED promoted a culture of equality, inclusiveness, nation building, family orientation and diversity during the event. Esteemed guests included; Dr. Jan Muhammad (VC University of Turbat), Dr. Ghulam Jan (Director ORIC, University of Turbat), Naheed Ansari (Celebrity Chef), Peerzada M Rizwan (Director Cooking Master Pakistan) Ms. Afshan Akram (CEO Designer Inn).
Dr. Shahid Qureshi announced the launching of Mothers Entrepreneurship Camp (MEC) from 18th till 20th March 2022. The key purpose of MEC is to help women step into the world of entrepreneurship while managing the challenges within their surroundings, especially in the household. It encourages them to come out of their comfort zones, find their hidden potential, and play a vital role in building our society.
Special tribute was paid to our sponsors and exhibitors for joining us on this occasion. IBA CED Team served as the backbone of the entire program, harmonizing with all the participants, speakers, and brand ambassadors while also giving a session on health. IBA CED is hopeful of enriching more lives with entrepreneurial principles and life management skills, not only today but also in the days to come.