Karachi: LADIESFUND held an evening seminar for 100 professional women and entrepreneurs, representing pharmaceutical, medical, financial, multinational, art, fashion and beauty industries.
This women empowerment and educational event was organised to bring career women together with opportunities for mutual respect and glamour as well as for creating a community of pride for working women in Pakistan, said a statement issued on August 29.
A special performance by gifted dancers Joshindar Chaggar and Sunil Shankar was part of this evening. Janaan stars Ali Rehman Khan and Bilal Ashraf spoke on the important topic of women working effectively side by side men, while Umar Chaudhary gave tips on staying fit on a career path.
“The band members of emerging rock band Flight 107 enhanced the celebratory and community feel of the event,” said Rumaisa Reem, event chair.
There was great business development from the event with women professionals placing orders from entrepreneurs, mentorships formed, and many professional friendships made.
“The event was also an opportunity for young women entrepreneurs across the nation to showcase their artisan initiatives at the #LFGNO Creative Women of Vision showcase,” said LADIESFUND President Tara Uzra Dawood.
The women highlighted this year include Rubina Kausar from Zed Mars, Habiba Akhtar from HeaLiv, Naeema Soomro for her own clothing label and Afsheen Sultan from Bisera Jewels, all coordinated by Varah Musavvir and Crafter’s Guild.
A fundraiser for Educate a Girl’s proceeds went toward the award-winning charitable initiative and one of Pakistan’s most exciting disruptive edtechs with a vision to educate 1,000 girls in 1,000 cities (a Million girl pledge).
The initiative has already educated 1,000 deserving girls in Karachi, 20 of whom were invited to join the 100 dynamic women present.