One-day Seminar on “Women Entrepreneurship” was held on April 05, 2017 at Institute of Business Studies & Leadership (IBL) Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. The seminar was organized by Business Incubation Center AWKUM and IBL in collaboration with Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry Mardan (WCCI). The theme of the seminar was “Young women as job creators”. Ms Uzma Khankhel (General Secretary, WCCI) delivered a comprehensive presentation about the role of WCCI Mardan in the region.
The seminar provided female students with information about the benefits they can draw from being entrepreneurs and motivated them to start up their own businesses after graduating from the university. They received concrete information and guidance about the process of setting up a company with examples of women entrepreneurs of WCCI, acting as role models, who have recently started their private businesses in Mardan. They motivated the female students for entrepreneurship and analyzed the possibilities of their initial business ideas. Miss Farzana Begum (Administrator, WCCI Mardan) assured to provide full support to the female students for starting new business.
The seminar was hailed by the Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Qadar Bakhsh Baloch (Director Business Incubation Center AWKUM). Dr. Baloch stressed that while recent policy reforms and initiatives are improving the business environment for small and medium sized businesses and the importance of women’s contribution to economic development in the region is increasingly recognized. Dr. Baloch highly appreciated the efforts of the Coordinator BIC, Mr. Shah Hussain Awan and Gullaliey Anum Khan (Faculty IBL) for organizing a successful and creative event for female students.