Female entrepreneurs represent the fastest growing category of entrepreneurship worldwide. Especially in our region, woman entrepreneurship can lead to a tremendous social change, making women financially empowered and independent.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Dun & Bradstreet Pakistan recently hosted a lunch in collaboration with PINE Global – a business incubation that provides entrepreneurship training to start-ups and SME’s works.
They launched the Boss Women Pakistan programme in which 100 + women were trained under the Commonwealth Businesswomen’s banner. Both companies have joined hands to empower women in business by providing an international platform for women led businesses to engage with international trade. In attendance were professionals like Designer Huma Adnan who supported the brand’s initiative for women entrepreneurs. Erum Noor Muzaffar and Sumeha Khalid were present from the media personalities along with PINE board of advisors, Adnan Faisal CEO FHM, Samira Manto, Rehan Ateeq Co- Founder PINE, Romana Khokar and Kanwar Saeed-Managing Partner Ascend Consulting appreciated the company’s vision and performance. Other guests included Rafiq Vilani, Sarosh Khan, Annum Khan, Author and Publisher Faraz Khan of Seed Ventures, Ayesha Zaheer CEO-Injaz Pakistan.
Eram Masood Founder and CEO of PINE feels that international affiliations and partnerships is the way forward. She further added that the collaborating brand, with its profile and portfolio will support small businesses and start-ups to gain international exposure.
Nauman Lakhani CEO and Country Manager for D&B was delighted that the collaboration with PINE to empower women and mainly start-ups is something they have been looking forward to initiate.
Mr Lakhani also highlighted the services which his business offers to its customers and partners to accelerate growth and improve business performance through the power of data and analytics. With a presence in over 200 countries, the company is serving leading banks, corporations and international multi-lateral companies in Pakistan.
Niran Rehman, Chief Business Officer at D&B, praised the event and appreciated the teams of both companies for their support and cooperation in making this event a success.
– Wallia Khairi