Lahore (Muhammad Yasir) The Women in Finance Society of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Pakistan, in partnership with FTAC, organised an intensive training programme ‘Women in Business – Making Pakistan Prosperous’ for aspiring women entrepreneurs and finance professionals in Lahore.
Pak-China Joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCJCCI), Technology Incubation Centre KICS, UET and Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) also collaborated in the event and were represented by their senior leadership.
Begum Perveen Sarwar, Vice Chair, Sarwar Foundation and the wife of Governor Punjab, Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar was the Chief Guest and in her speech she emphasised on the importance of enhancing women’s participation in economic development.
Other notable speakers at the event included Sajjeed Aslam, Head of ACCA Pakistan, Ammara Latif, Assistant Finance Manager, China Road & Bridge Corporation, Dr Asma, Executive Committee Member, Pakistan Golf Federation, Dr Iqbal Qureshi, Senior Vice President, PCJCCI, Maryam Zafar, CEO, FTAC & Member, ACCA Pakistan Women in Finance Society, Fiza Imran, Chair, ACCA Pakistan Women in Finance Society and Farhan Riaz, Programme Manager, TICK, UET.
In his speech, Sajjeed Aslam, head of ACCA Pakistan said, “ACCA was established specifically to open up the profession to people of all backgrounds, based solely on their ability. Opportunity and diversity are two of our core values that continue to guide our work today. We believe that it’s every organisation’s responsibility to support diversity and to review and revise the way they support and open up opportunities to women – and indeed all other under-represented groups. Pakistan’s economy can never flourish without ensuring participation of women in the economic activity.”
The event was attended by a large number of aspiring women entrepreneurs and finance professionals who were trained in digital marketing, product development & diversification, sales techniques and business models by the leading industry experts.