KARACHI: Kashf Foundation awarded 10 inspiring women entrepreneurs with Kashf Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 for their innovative business, self-belief, and passion, a statement said.
The awards ranged from honouring the women on their young age achievements, inspiration, community service to innovation, and balancing domestic duties alongside their businesses.
Kashf Foundation, with the support of Coca-Cola Export Corporation Pakistan, organised the Kashf Entrepreneurship Awards 2019, at a ceremony held in Lahore.
These annual awards aimed to recognise and honour the efforts and perseverance of Kashf women entrepreneurs and field staff from all across Pakistan.
Kashf Foundation MD Roshaneh Zafar said, “Women of Pakistan are as talented and capable as men are. This Women’s Day we want to acknowledge the efforts of all our brave women from across Pakistan, who have been breaking stereotypes and growing phenomenally as outstanding women entrepreneurs.”
Coca Cola HR Director Asmara Nomani said, “In 2010, Coca-Cola pledged to empower five million women globally by 2020, and we as Pakistan have contributed over 9,000 economically empowered women. Our partnership with Kashf is the best practice example of gender equity by creating women entrepreneurs, who support their families through improved livelihoods. Today, we salute these women around us who have been strong and resilient in every way of life.”
The event also included awarding the outstanding women from Punjab Skills Development Fund’s Skills for Market Linkages Program 2018-19, implemented by Kashf Foundation in the districts of Kasur and Nankana Sahib.