Annual Meeting of Women Entrepreneurs held – 95% Educated Pakistani Women Ignorant about their business abilities

Karachi, April 16, 2015 (PPI-OT): In Pakistan, nearly 95% of educated women don’t know about their untapped business abilities and entrepreneurial skills, which is not only hurting their own socioeconomic status, but also affecting the entire national economy too. It was declared at the annual meeting of Women Entrepreneurs Association held yesterday evening in a local hotel here in Karachi.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Anum Kamran, President Women Entrepreneurs Association of Pakistan, said that through ecommerce, our educated women could make a big difference, particularly in the business fields related to fashion designing, apparel making, garments, jewellery, and handicrafts.

“Ecommerce offers equal opportunities to our local women in Pakistan, and via websites and online B2B portals, many women have been using this wonderful medium to promote their business and trading objectives smartly,” Ms. Anum Kamran, President Women Entrepreneurs Association, said.

She was of the view that there was no glass ceiling even exists for those of the hardworking women in Pakistan who want to make a real impact in the male-dominated business world. “In this modern era ruled by the superfast communication and informational technologies, business opportunities are lying in abundance for both men and women equally without any discrimination or favouritism. Unfortunately, our local women have formed a complaining attitude within themselves that is not going to serve them all in such a competitive business environment,” Ms. Kamran added.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms. Sara Ahmed, Secretary Women Entrepreneurs, said, “Pakistani woman is now no more willing to be portrayed as worthless souls as they are brave enough to challenge the status queue with their own efforts and initiatives. No doubt, they still have a long way to go, as far as their full socioeconomic development is concerned, but overall things have really started to change for the Pakistani women all in all”, she emphasized.

“When the Pakistani region is ranked quite lower as compared to rest of the modern world with regards to unfavourable human rights conditions and rampant gender bias, it really becomes an intimidating task to become a successful entrepreneur for these women in a somewhat machismo society ruled by widespread ignorance and illiteracy. But, things have become quite changed now as many women in Pakistan now set up their own organisation and companies, resulting in their socioeconomic independence and emancipation altogether.”

On this occasion, other speakers also laid emphasis on providing hands-on training to young women in the country, according to the rising business needs and global trends. At the end of the session, a resolution was collectively passed wherein association members appealed to government to provide necessary business leverages and exemptions to businesswomen and entrepreneurs.

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