At a ceremony on Thursday in Lahore, the government of Pakistan formally launched a yearlong grant project funded by the United States State Department. In addition, the program aims to give Pakistani women the tools they need to achieve financial security and self-sufficiency. Women’s entrepreneurial spirit will be bolstered as a result.
The Punjab government has chosen 150 female entrepreneurs to participate in this program. Training workshops, mentorship, and business incubation are all designed to give participants the skills they need to succeed as entrepreneurs.
It is critical that we turn our women into effective economic contributors in order for Pakistan to become one of the world’s strongest economies,” Hasaan Khawar, Punjab’s Special Assistant for Information and Special Initiatives, said at the ceremony.
The Parwan-e-Nisa initiative aims to empower women through business ownership. The emphasis will be on achieving financial security. TiE Lahore, in partnership with TiE Global and Sustainable Advisory LLP, is running a year-long program to encourage women to start their own businesses, called Parwan-e-Nisa.
To top it all off, there are 10,000 Charter Members and 60 Global Chapters of TiE. The TiE Lahore Chapter was established in 2002 by LUMS Founder Syed Babar Ali, who had brought the global mandate to Punjab.
Parwan-e-Nisa hopes to continue the chapter’s tradition of supporting Pakistani youth and women in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The program’s goal is to help Pakistani women achieve financial security, self-sufficiency, and a positive social impact.
Taking into account the socio-economic challenges that many of our female entrepreneurs face, the program’s goal is to build the skills, mentorship, resources, and co-working space that they need in order to grow their businesses.
Women will be able to connect with investors, mentors, and industry experts from all over the world through this platform.