Kashf, JS Bank celebrate Women Entrepreneur Day
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.