Islamabad: Samina Fazil, founder President, Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) on Wednesday called upon the newly elected president and other office bearers to serve the community by opening new frontiers of opportunities.
You have appeared on the scene recently and it is your duty to provide training and other opportunities to women entrepreneurs, she said. I hope that you will work with a missionary zeal and discharge your responsibility in best possible way.
Samina told them that your mission is to groom women leaders for a progressive Pakistan so that we can attain economic solvency and freedom from all the fears.
A women’s chamber that cannot provide research and development opportunity, empower women professionally, help create job opportunities, help women to set up their own business, promote business, and build capacity should simply not exist, she underlined.
Trade and industrial growth and infrastructure development should also be among the objectives of the trade body, she added.
The founder president of IWCCI said that women entrepreneurs should enable themselves to exploit their business potentials through accessing the services offered by different government and private sector organisations.
Samina advised them not to confine the membership of the body but to expand its membership base in every direction.
The chamber, in the long run, should also focus on research activities to look into new and fresh ideas so that the women entrepreneurs can begin establishing innovative businesses, she added.
Samina said that you have to prove your metal in these difficult times. At the occasion the recently elected President IWCCI Alia Akram and Vice President Naima Ansari said that they would try best to serve the community and try to reduce discrimination against women.
Alia said that the contribution made by women entrepreneurs is expected to exert significant influence in shaping a new business model in the country. We will continue to create economic and leadership opportunities for women, she vowed.
Executive Committee members Mumtaz Akhtar, Sajida Anwar, Munazza Arif, Shereen Jawed, Samina Akhtar, Farida Rashid, Shamim Aftab and others were also present on the occasion.
They said that they would be pleased to serve under the directions of experienced leaders of IWCCI to get positive results.
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Islamabad Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry
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