Kashf, JS Bank cel­e­brate Women En­tre­pre­neur Day

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE:Kashf Foun­da­tion, along with its strate­gic part­ner JS Bank, lauds out­stand­ing women en­trepreneurs at Kashf Women's En­trepreneur­ship Awards 2014. LA­HORE: Kashf Foun­da­tion in part­ner­ship with JS Bank cel­e­brated In­ter­na­tional Women's En­trepreneur­ship Day by laud­ing the achieve­ments of its clients through an award cer­e­mony for the most suc­cess­ful women en­trepreneurs.

The Chief Guest for the event was Bar­ris­ter Shahida Jamil, for­mer Min­is­ter of Law, Jus­tice and Hu­man Rights and Par­lia­men­tary Af­fairs and for­mer Min­is­ter for Women De­vel­op­ment, So­cial Wel­fare and Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion. A panel of de­vel­op­ment ex­perts com­pris­ing of Ms. Les­lie Tin­ney, First Sec­re­tary De­vel­op­ment Govern­ment of Canada, Mr. Ali Sar­faraz CEO of the Pun­jab Skill De­vel­op­ment Fund, and Ms. Sa­dia Khan CEO of Se­lar En­ter­prises, dis- cussed the role of fi­nance, de­vel­op­ment as­sis­tance, and skills de­vel­op­ment in em­pow­er­ing women en­trepreneurs.

At the end, Kashf rec­og­nized 15 of its clients for ex­cel­lence in en­trepreneur­ship.

Kashf's client Salma Kan­wal who is one of the United Na­tions Am­bas­sadors for In­ter­na­tional Women's En­trepreneur­ship Day was also recog­nised at the event, where she spoke of her achieve­ments in ex­pand­ing her busi­ness through cap­i­tal sup­port and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties pro­vided by Kashf Foun­da­tion.

Novem­ber 17 - Novem­ber 21 has been marked as In­ter­na­tional En­trepreneurs Week and Novem­ber 19 is In­ter­na­tional Women's En­trepreneur­ship Day.

At the event, Founder and Manag­ing Direc­tor Kashf Foun­da­tion Ms. Roshaneh Za­far shared that Kashf had cu­mu­la­tively dis­bursed over 2.5 mil­lion loans since its in­cep­tion and trained over 800,000 women in fi­nan­cial ed­u­ca­tion.

At the oc­ca­sion Mr. Im­tiaz Bukhari, Busi­ness Head JS Bank stated "It's al­ways a plea­sure for JS Bank to sup­port such en­deav­ors and rec­og­nize the good work be­ing done by KASHF Foun­da­tion for women em­pow­er­ment".

In con­clu­sion, the awards cer­e­mony was a fo­rum to ad­vo­cate for the eco­nomic em­pow­er­ment of women and to rec­og­nize the suc­cess of Kashf's clients who de­spite all odds had through their cre­ativ­ity.

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