Monday, October 7, 2013

Ladies Fund brings world to Pakistan

KARACHI: The German Consulate, Indonesian Consulate, British Deputy High Commission, Turkish Consulate, honorary Moroccan consulate and Ozygin University Turkey came together to hold the 4 Entrepreneurship Conference (LEC 2013) on Saturday. 

The event was a fundraiser for women empowerment in Pakistan and in particular vocational scholarships for grassroots girls for media studies at the Institute of Journalism as part of the Ladies Fund Educate a 1,000 Girls Programme.

LEC 2013 was a milestone event for Pakistan that attracted well over 400 VIPs, women entrepreneurs, male and female students, dignitaries, international delegates and media who gathered to hear the inside scoop to success from people who have innovated and changed their industries. 

This year’s theme was ‘Game Changers’, and the event featured speakers from Turkey, France, Germany, Indonesia, UK and Switzerland, as well as the best of local entrepreneurship. 

Sherry Rehman, former UK First Lady Cherie Blair recorded their sentiments, pop star Zoe Viccaji sang the National Anthem along with her band.

Amin Hashwani gave a presentation on Business Beyond Borders and Kamal Faridi gave an educational presentation on Social Media Obama 2012 Campaign in which he shared his experience. Special guests were Senator Nasreen Jalil and Khushbakht Shujat.

Atlas Asset Management surprised Zeenat Saeed Ahmed with trophy and flowers in appreciation of her journey as a woman entrepreneur who was a role model for other women.

LadiesFund International Fellowship to China was presented to Alina Makhani by Deputy Chinese Consul General Pan Qingjiang. 

LadiesFund Bachelors Scholarships for Vocational Scholarships to grassroots girls were presented for studies at Institute of Journalism. Dawood Global Foundation presented the cheques. There were stalls from sponsors including IBEX-a TRG Company, Meezan Asset Management Ltd, Indonesian Consulate, Atlas Asset Management and M S Collections and AKD Securities sponsored first teabreak. 

LEC 2013 is organised by Dawood Global Foundation in partnership with the Higher Education Commission, French, German, Indonesia, British and honorary Moroccan consulates.

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