Islamabad: Mian Akram Farid, Chairman of the Skill Development Council (SDC) on Saturday said all resources would be used to empower women entrepreneurs without which Pakistan cannot excel in the comity of nations.
Women can play a very active role in economic revival of Pakistan; he said adding that delivery of national goals cannot be achieved unless growth of women is focused.
Speaking to business women after officially inaugurating 2-day Women Entrepreneurs Eid Expo, he said that such events provide chance to reflect on the role that women entrepreneurs play in the economy.
Appreciating the initiative, Mian Akram Farid said that women entrepreneurs in the informal sector which are largely invisible also need our attention.
He said that SDC will provide all possible facilities to business women while he will provide them free display facilities.
Mian Akram Farid said that such initiatives should be supported by the concerned government organs as well as business community including chambers of commerce and associations.
Building capacity of women—52 per cent of the total population – has become a great challenge, the veteran business leader observed.
Farid said that strong skill development of women is the key to the economic well-being and such creative events are imperative for development of women entrepreneurs.
He said that women are more focused on garments, fashion, jewellery and beauty salons ignoring many sectors that badly need their attention.
He advised women to share skills, ideas, experiences and explore branding, advertising, e-marketing and start making personal, business and product profile to boost businesses.
Speaking on the occasion, Samina Fazil, President, Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry said the expo will provide an opportunity to the women entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.
She said that women have the potential to get their skills recognised but the missing link if provision of opportunity.
Our main objective is to facilitate poor segment of the society, especially women, to help them stand their own feet and earn livelihood in a decent manner, said Samina Fazil.
She told women that they should not leave with the same friends that you had when you came here. Lack of confidence is keeping you from progress.
Business women showcased garments, leather goods, jewellery, handmade embroidery, dresses, decoration pieces, traditional pots, and bridal accessories in the expo.
Different government organisations including Stone Development Company were also represented in the event.
For more information, contact:
Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mobile: +92323 5343199
Tel: +9251 2252256