Women Business Network in collaboration with Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Lahore, HR Knowledge Café and Startup Grind Lahore powered by Google for Startups organized the third event of WomenBiz 2022 Meet-up Series at Fast NUCES.
The theme for this meet-up being ‘Cultivating Women Leadership’ was mainly divided among two panel discussions named as ‘Organization’s role in Corporate Social Responsibility’ and ‘Women in Tech’.
Both of these sessions were moderated and discussed by some amazingly talented corporate leaders who shared important insights and experiences from their inspiring journeys for the audience to learn from.
Dr Hammad, Director of NU-FAST, Lahore, gave the welcoming remarks to the audience while the opening remarks were presented by Sam Ali Dada, Cofounder, Women Business Network and President of Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lahore.
This was continued with the introduction of HR Knowledge Café by Haroon Akhtar whereas Iftikhar Hussain gave introduction about Women Business Network (WBN), a global network of business and corporate leaders to uplift women in the corporate sector and cross border opportunities for their businesses and startups.
The panel discussion based on organization’s role in CSR kicked off amazingly with the panelists discussing what their organizations have been up to regarding CSR and their insights about the topic overall.
Iftikhar Hussain moderated this session asking about the current role and future of CSR from all the panelists. Meer Anwar, Director General Technology, Benazir Income Support Program, Government of Pakistan, shared the part that BISP is playing in CSR by working in partnership with many agencies and companies to transfer benefit to public, especially those who are the most deserving. Meanwhile, Sam Ali Dada shared her point of view saying that the government should support and facilitate initiatives by the corporate sector to ensure a long term impact.