PITB’s Herself: Celebrating First Anniversary with Pakistan’s First Women’s Convention In Collaboration with Facebook

The Herself Program is turning 1 this year and the Punjab IT Board is bringing in a full day national level women convention filled with back to back activities. The event is to take place on the 8th of July 2017 at the Arfa Software Technology Park Lahore, Pakistan.

The theme of the event is “A Step Towards A Progressive Nation”, and they are inviting women from all across Pakistan to highlight the success of their work in multiple domains and motivate young women to step in the workforce to contribute in the economy.

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Facebook, being the official partners for this event, shall be pooling in their best human resource all the way from Facebook Head Quarters to conduct activities and competitions at the convention for women in Pakistan to benefit from. The day-long event promises to bring you various exciting sessions, panel discussions featuring significant names in the industry including Seema Aziz, owner of the Bareeze and the only woman from Pakistan listed in Forbes 500, Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder and Executive Director of Akhuwat, Zainab Abbas, the famous ‘selfiekawaar’ sports journalist, Ms. BushraAman, Secretary Women Development Department, Fizza Farhan, Global Development Advisor / Member – UN HLP, Rafia Qaseem Baig, the brave soul – Asia’s first woman bomb disposal squadron and Samar Khan the first women in the world to ride cycle on the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan.

Works for budding entrepreneurs on Ideation, Technical and Non Technical topics, by market leaders will also be conducted at the event also they have official representatives flying in from Facebook to conduct several workshops, activities and competitions, inspire and network with the women at the convention.

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The aim of this powerful convention is to gather wonder women from all across Pakistan to highlight the success of their work in multiple domains and motivate young women to step in the workforce to contribute in the economy. In a country where 48% population is women and only 28% contribute to the economy, the issues are not only of policy but also of motivation. The convention is designed to cater all such problems existing in our society. ‘Herself’ is calling out all entrepreneurs, students, graduates, employees, housewives, and those who are beginning their careers to come and be a part of this convention with the suretythat you won’t leave empty handed.

HWC is being organized by Nabeel A. Qadeer (Director Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development, Punjab IT Board) and his team. The head of entrepreneurship wing says:

“I want to thank Facebook for their support in our journey so far. The vision of ‘Herself’ is to increase women entrepreneurs, freelancers, women participation in the workforce and revamp the definition of heroes; HWC is just one glimpse of what we plan to achieve through this platform.”

Registrations for HWC are still open and all those who want to be a part of this first of its kind event, click this link to register free of cost on their website: www.hwc.pitb.gov.pk

Image source: PITB Herself 

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