Karachi (Muhammad Yasir) Dawood Global Foundation held the 7th LADIESFUND Sustainability Luncheon at British Deputy High Commission Karachi where corporates and businesses were awarded for their commitment to UNSDG and women businesses trained in aligning with UNSDG, with trainers and speakers from UNIDO and UNDP including Peter Hurst from the UK, Qasar Wasique Ahmad from UNIDO Pakistan, and Rida Amjad Mirza and Hameeda Kaleem from UNDP.
Some businesses awarded include National Foods, HOM, EY, Glow & Lovely, Toni & Guy, and training was done of women professionals, SMEs, home chefs, and a handful of rural women. 10 LADIESFUND Women of Inspiration 2023 were also awarded and then mentored the guests. These women included Nargis Rehman, Sharmila Farooqui, Shaniera Akram, Dr. Ishrat Lindblad, Naz Khan, Hena Sadeq, Nighat Misbah, Dr. Mahnaz Shah, Niilofur Farrukh and Frieha Altaf. The British Deputy High Commissioner Sarah Mooney and British Deputy Head of Mission Martin Dawson joined Tara Uzra Dawood in welcoming the over 210 guests, which included Huma Khalid from IFC, Hira Wajahat Khan from Stimulus consultancy for the World Bank, Zeba Bakhtiar, Shamaeel Ansari, Dr. Huma Baqai, Jehan Ara, Nighat Misbah, Naureen Hyatt, et al.