SEPTEMBER 2015 – AUGUST 2016
WCD-I project successfully challenged and rejected the pre-conceived social/ gender biases and taboos attached with Women Entrepreneurship in Pakistan. Through collaborating with Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Public Womenuniversities, Religious Seminaries(Women only) and successful Pakistani Entrepreneurs the project directly benefited sensitized the public regarding women entrepreneurship, besides encouraging, training and providing mentorship to young Pakistani women to be more proactive and competitive to grow, develop, progress and prosper. The project had a two-pronged strategy; One, training and mentoring students of women universities and religious seminaries to become entrepreneurs and efficient job hunters and two, rallying and advocating with policy and financial services organizations in favor of providing greater space and opportunities to women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. The project successfully reached out to 3000 students in Public Women universities and religious seminaries for females.