CBW celebrates Int'l Women's Day Balance for Better

KARACHI: Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network (CBW) hosted an event in association with Shajar Management Consultancy (SMC) to celebrate International Women’s Day and honour the women associated in the Corporate sector.

Women from different walks of life, partners and representatives of the Media Sector were present on the occasion.

Executive Director CBW said, “Women’s economic empowerment are the words of today and go way back to the time when Quaid-i-Azam emphasized its importance in terms of the women’s contribution in all spheres and it drives us even today especially in line with the challenges faced today. We believe that investing in women is the most effective way to improve the standards of living of communities. Many of our initiatives work with women to empower them socially and economically.”

The objectives of the International Women’s Day were to celebrate the struggle for women’s rights in the business, education & finance domain, and to reaffirm women’s solidarity in the struggle for peace.

The theme for this year was ‘#balanceforbetter’ in acknowledgement of the growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support surrounding gender parity and sexism to encourage people to continue the vocal fight for equality.

Erum Masood – Adviser to CBW said, “I have always believed that women and they become much stronger if they get support from women around them. It is very important to empower the word in terms of how it is used. Empower means to promote! To make women strong who are not strong.

The concept of promoting the same women every year does not make sense. On behalf of the commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network, I strongly believe that we are here to make a difference by being different ourselves”.
Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Business Women’s Network (“CBW”) and Shajar Capital Pakistan Private Limited (“Shajar”) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on encouragement of value added services for women amidst a special Signing Ceremony organized at Shajar Capital Pakistan Private Limited, Karachi.

Mahtab Akber Rashdi and Rasheed Noorani jointly witnessed the signing ceremony. Chief Executive Officer Shajar, Rehan Ateeq and Adviser to the Commonwealth, Ms. Erum Masood signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. The major thrust of the MoU is to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between CBW and Shajar in various fields such as economy, environment, technology and culture.

“Financial inclusion matters not only because it promotes growth, but it supports and develops stability to ensure prosperity that is widely shared all over. Financial markets play a critical role in lifting people out of poverty, empowering women and youth. To provide distribution platforms to governments and corporate sector to deliver services to people, globally.

We at Shajar Capital strongly believe in the finest ethical practice in the trade we are, and we are committed to play vital role in CSR initiatives in Pakistan and to support the social enterprise culture. With Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network our relationship is to work as a platform to welcome business investment opportunities for women all over the commonwealth countries and networks”.

The MoU aims at encouraging retail financial services providers to offer financial and non-financial value added services to women owned small and medium sized enterprises, and advocate for the development of a sustainable market to address the financial interest and investment focus strategy. 

Furthermore, it ambitions to promoting cooperation on promoting connectivity of facilities, trade connectivity, financial integration and connectivity of people. 

Similarly, the MoU also aims to promote people-to-people and business to business exchanges of different levels between the two organizations. 
“As an entrepreneur, I believe the way forward is through social enterprise, crowd funding, creating avenues through awareness Vis a Vis it may be through education for growth and development in business and economy. I am proud and happy to be associated with a Group like Shajar and I look forward to a strong commercial relationship”.

Erum Masood – Adviser to CBW said, “I have always believed that women and they become much stronger if they get support from women around them. It is very important to empower the word in terms of how it is used. Empower means to promote! To make women strong who are not strong. The concept of promoting the same women every year does not make sense. On behalf of the commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network, I strongly believe that we are here to make a difference by being different ourselves”.

Meanwhile, the Commonwealth Business Women’s Network (“CBW”) and Shajar Capital Pakistan Private Limited (“Shajar”) signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on encouragement of value added services for women amidst a special Signing Ceremony organized at Shajar Capital Pakistan Private Limited, Karachi.

Mahtab Akber Rashdi and Rasheed Noorani jointly witnessed the signing ceremony. Chief Executive Officer Shajar, Rehan Ateeq and Adviser to the Commonwealth, Ms. Erum Masood signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations. The major thrust of the MoU is to promote mutually beneficial cooperation between CBW and Shajar in various fields such as economy, environment, technology and culture.

“Financial inclusion matters not only because it promotes growth, but it supports and develops stability to ensure prosperity that is widely shared all over. Financial markets play a critical role in lifting people out of poverty, empowering women and youth. To provide distribution platforms to governments and corporate sector to deliver services to people, globally. We at Shajar Capital strongly believe in the finest ethical practice in the trade we are, and we are committed to play vital role in CSR initiatives in Pakistan and to support the social enterprise culture. With Commonwealth Businesswomen’s Network our relationship is to work as a platform to welcome business investment opportunities for women all over the commonwealth countries and networks”.

The MoU aims at encouraging retail financial services providers to offer financial and non-financial value added services to women owned small and medium sized enterprises, and advocate for the development of a sustainable market to address the financial interest and investment focus strategy. 

Furthermore, it ambitions to promoting cooperation on promoting connectivity of facilities, trade connectivity, financial integration and connectivity of people. 

Similarly, the MoU also aims to promote people-to-people and business to business exchanges of different levels between the two organizations. 
“As an entrepreneur, I believe the way forward is through social enterprise, crowd funding, creating avenues through awareness Vis a Vis it may be through education for growth and development in business and economy. I am proud and happy to be associated with a Group like Shajar and I look forward to a strong commercial relationship”.

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