LAHORE: A training programme will be launched next year to provide business education to women entrepreneurs. The ‘WomenX’scheme will be arranged by Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in collaboration with World Bank and Enclude, to impart business education and support services to women entrepreneurs running small businesses in three cities.
The four-month programme will include a business education session, soft skills training tailored for Pakistani women, small coaching sessions, and networking, the LCCI said Tuesday. The government has encouraged the development of women entrepreneurs but special attention is needed on export of goods to international markets, LCCI President Sheikh Arshad said.
There should be tax concessions on products prepared by women, he added.
Women entrepreneurs are increasingly entering non-traditional businesses like boutiques, textile designing, printing and publishing, architecture, banking, I.T., business management, fashion designing etc but more should come forward, he said.
Aasia Saail Khan said women entrepreneurs are bringing design flair to garments, shoes, boutiques, and jewellery but they need to acquire better promotion skills.