Women entrepreneurship conference held

Islamabad – The first Women Entrepreneurship Conference (WECON) took place in Islamabad and was very well-attended, including prominent entrepreneurs, policy-makers and shapers of the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition to seasoned entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and students were also in attendance to learn about numerous aspects of entrepreneurship, from idea generation
The President, OPEN Islamabad, Ayesha Hamid commenced the session with her keynote, emphasizing on the need to become enablers of change. She declared that at present, Pakistan is a happening place and has a lot of opportunities; there is an increase in awareness about entrepreneurship through various seminars and conferences, social media and other networking opportunities. For any country to develop and experience economic growth, it is vital to take everyone on board.
The welcome address was given by Dr. Arshad Ali, Executive Director Higher Education Commission (HEC). Talking about women’s participation in economic development, he iterated that in order to foster women entrepreneurship, there is a great need for girls to go into universities.