Women Entrepreneurs: Conference held to create awareness

Published: March 12, 2017

ISLAMABAD: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) participated in the 2017 Women Entrepreneurship Conference (WECON) to spread awareness among women entrepreneurs through its investor awareness programme `Jamapunji’.

The event, held at the Higher Education Commission auditorium, was attended by entrepreneurship ecosystem builders, incubators, accelerators, government bodies as well as fresh start-ups. The day-long event was divided into three segments aptly titled ‘Create, Cultivate and Celebrate’ and panel discussions were conducted under each of these themes to educate and engage attending young female entrepreneurs and female students aspiring to build their start-ups.

Among other relevant issues, during the session the SECP panellist spoke of the various measures being taken by the SECP to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the country, ranging from infrastructure to financial access, to create an environment where businesses operate on a level playing field.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 12th, 2017.

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