Pakistan Women Entrepreneurship Programme (PWEP) wrapped up its activities for the second phase with a Women Summit recently.
The programme is a joint venture of Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) and American University (AU), Washington DC. It is supported by the US Department of State and US Pakistan Women Council. Starting in 2014 under the umbrella of Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) LUMS, Pakistan Women Entrepreneurship Programme has trained 88 business women in different areas of business management including marketing, accounting, supply chain management, finance and leadership.
The Women Summit brought together entrepreneurs from the first and second cohort of the programme. The summit started with a welcome note by the Programme Director, Dr. Misbah Tanveer Chaudhary, followed by a guest speaker session on the importance of company registration for entrepreneurs. The session was delivered by Ms. Shazia Suleiman, President Women Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Lahore.
Ms. Kimberly Cayce, Adjunct Professional Lecturer, and Ms. Stephanie Fischer, Director Experiential Learning, from American University conducted a ninety minute workshop with the participants on Business Improvement Planning. It was followed by a session on debunking myths about commercial bank loans by Mr. Hafiz Muhammad Azeem Malik, Relationship Manager (SME & Commercial Loans) Allied Bank Limited.