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Over 200 women entrepreneurs visit Business Summit in KP

By our correspondents
May 12, 2017

PESHAWAR: Over 200 women entrepreneurs turned up for the First Women in Business Summit (WIB-SUM) organised by the Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Economic Zones Development and Management (KPEZDMC) here on Thursday.

The summit features two days of networking for women entrepreneurs with guest speakers, a press release said. It said the summit was an opportunity for women entrepreneurs as it provides a platform for sharing experiences and ideas in developing women's leadership and entrepreneurship capacity. The main objective of the event is to inspire, connect, support and empower women in order to bring peace and prosperity in the region. Federal Minister of Commerce Khurram Dastagir visited the summit in the evening and appreciated the efforts of the WCCI for conducting the event.

He said the event was a milestone in empowering women of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Women entrepreneurs such as director and producer Momina Duraid, leading retailer of sterling silver decorative accessories Zeenat Ahmad from Taneez, famous model, actress and cosmetologist Nadia Hussain, CEO SEED Faraz Khan, former CEO Gillette Saad Amanullah Khan, founder of Roots School System Faisal Mushtaq and aspiring first female truck driver Shamim Akhtar conducted the plenary sessions.

International speakers included entrepreneurs from Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Afghanistan who shared their experiences that could be replicated by women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. President WCCI Shamama Arbab, who is also the Board Member KPEZDMC also spoke on the occasion and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SEED Venture to promote women entrepreneurship in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.