Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2013

Khushhalibank sponsors 4thLadiesFund Entrepreneurship Conference.


Khushhalibank and DawoodGlobal Foundation jointly sponsors 4thLadiesfundEntrepreneurship Conference (LEC 2013) held in Karachi to train womenentrepreneurs and raise funds for women empowerment in Pakistan.

“Game changers” was the theme selected for this year’s LEC 2013in which speakers from various countries highlighted significance of this event- the main purpose of the event was to raise funds for generating opportunities to empower women in Pakistan and to awardsvocational scholarships to grassroots girls for media studies at the Institute of Journalism as part of the Ladiesfund‘Educate a 1,000 girls’Program. The LEC initiative is a great success for Pakistan as it attracted well over 600 attendees over the course of the day including women entrepreneurs, foreign dignitaries, celebrities, students and a large gathering of media personnel who were interested in hearing theories and stories of entrepreneurial success from those who have innovated and brought remarkable change to their industries.

Sherry Rehman gave the keynote address while former UK first lady Cherie Blair participated in the event via video message in which she shared fond memories of her visit to Pakistan and expressed her desire to visit again.The event also hosted cutting-edge panels, interactive workshops, educational presentations, and Yoga Stretch Break by Jeanette Faruqueand Indonesian cultural dance.  Particularly appreciated was the interactive workshop on Case Study: Franchises and the panel on How to Start! 10 vocational scholarships were presented to grassroots girls on stage at the event.

Always supportive of such initiatives, Khushhalibank,the pioneer Microfinance bank of Pakistan, is a key supporter of Women empowerment in Pakistan.LEC 2013 is a platform where women are supported and celebrated as the nucleus of change and betterment in the family unit, a vision that is a mainstay at Khushhalibank.

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