Women Business Network in Association with Euro – Fuel for Life, have paved the way for delivering gender inclusion agenda for Pakistan at their recent event of WOMENBIZ 2022, meetup in Islamabad club.
The WOMENBIZ2022 was held on 7th December 2022 as part of Mr. Iftikhar Hussain and Ms. Sam Ali Dada’s (Founders of Women Business Network) efforts for policy advocacy and women empowerment series of networking events held throughout the year. The main event brought together from Corporate, Government sector, Embassies and Women Chambers across Pakistan, to improve the representation and inclusion of women in economic growth of Pakistan. The event was convened by WBN in partnership with the Euro – Fuel for Life, Dunya Foundation, Bima and Coca Cola.
H.E. Alfred Grannas, German Ambassador to Pakistan said that “The event has reminded me of the importance of collective power and partnership and really connecting between communities, at the national, regional and global levels and the influence that this can have.”
H.E. Henrik Persson Swedish Ambassador to Pakistan appreciated the WBN efforts and echoed the inclusiveness of both genders to uplift women in the workforce.
The key note speaking from Mr. Robert Folley, Trade and Investment Advisor, US Embassy Islamabad, he says while emphasizing the need of such events to bring the stakeholders together for the cause.
The chief Guest of the event was Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Minister of State for Finance and Revenue who commended WBN on their efforts f and stated “We will continue to work alongside all the stakeholders in corporate, foreign missions, and non- governmental partners to support gender-inclusion for a suture sustainable economic growth of Pakistan.”
Mr. Sohail Ahmed, Chief Operating Officer, Euro Oil enlightened the audience about how to create opportunities for women in business.
Women Business Network is a global network of business and corporate leaders which aims at several agendas including supporting women organizations to create their innovation ecosystems, Women leaders to uplift women through business network, cultivating the path for women entrepreneurship to move into mainstream economic development practice, and provide an opportunity for horizontal, vertical and cross-sector collaboration, to support women-led businesses.