Uplifting women through entrepreneurship imperative
Islamabad: Samina Fazil, President, Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Thursday said 2-day Women Entrepreneurs Eid Expo will kick off tomorrow.
The inter-provincial expo will provide an opportunity to the women entrepreneurs across Punjab and Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa to expand their businesses, she said.
Speaking to business women, Samina said that expo scheduled July 23-24 at a local hotel in Blue Area will show window handmade embroidery, dresses, jewellery, decoration pieces, traditional pots, and bridal accessories made by women entrepreneurs.
She said that women have the potential to recognise their skills at national and international level all they need is opportunity. We have planned this event so that women can offer their products and services in a better way. She added.
Samina Fazil said that our main objective is to facilitate poor segment of the society, especially women, to help them stand their own feet and earn livelihood for their family.
Fair had been designed to promote the skills of businesswomen and give them an opportunity to learn from their counterparts, she said.
Samina said that the participants would be given free consultancy services during event and would be encouraged to build joint ventures with the visiting businesswomen.
She said that government institutions and banks should lend money to active women to promote their businesses as they have outstanding record of returning loans in time.
At the occasion, Tariq Mahmood, VP Attock Chamber of Commerce and Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Pharmaceuticals said that government departments should help to carry on such creative events for development of women entrepreneurs in the country.
He appreciated the efforts of women’s chamber for organising the event despite the prevailing situation which is not very conducive.
Tariq assured full participation from women members of Attock CCI and demanded that government should extend all kinds of support to women as uplifting women through entrepreneurship has become imperative.
Officials of different government departments were also present on the occasion.
For more information, contact:
Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mobile: +92323 5343199
Tel: +9251 2252256