The 30th LADIESFUND Power Lunch was recently organised which featured an interesting group of accomplished people who genuinely care for Pakistan. Pakistan’s former ambassador to the UN Abdullah Hussain Haroon was the Chief Guest, while Noorjehan Bilgrami, the curator of the Pakistan Pavilion at the Dubai Expo, was the Guest of Honour.
Attendees at the dynamic event included 30 incredible women leaders, including SZABIST President Shanaz Wazir Ali, honorary Consul General to Monaco Charmaine Hiyatullah, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee, Karachi Biennale Trust, Niilufer Farrukh; fashion designer Faiza Samee, Taneez founder Zeenat Saeed Ahmed, NdcTech CEO Ammara Maqsood, Pakistan's first transgender beautician Bebo Haider, 15-year-old classical dancer Angaleen Angarwalla, Executive Director, Charter for Compassion Zareen Qureshi. The session also featured 10 incredible men including sculptor Amin Gulgee, designer Deepak Perwani, President of NAPA Junaid Zuberi, and British Deputy Head of Mission Martin Dawson.
“We continue to transform the way power spaces and networking at the highest level take place as we’re placing women front row and center in these conversations, having voice and respect from the get-go, with select inclusion of male champions for gender inclusion, diversity and women empowerment.,” said LADIESFUND President Tara Uzra Dawood. “With this thirtieth lunch, we further grow this pool as agents of change and the sectors represented,” she added.
The Chief Guest, Hussain Haroon, said he was “delighted to headline the LFPower30 lunch and address an impressive group of changemakers who are truly committed to the betterment of our nation.”
Noorjehan Bilgrami, the Guest of Honour, said that LFPower30 featured a very interesting group of accomplished people who genuinely care for Pakistan. "I very much enjoyed sharing at this forum my experience curating the Pakistani Pavilion at the Dubai Expo, as well as the response and impact it has made," she added.
“Huge privilege to meet such an inspirational group of Pakistani women professionals and business leaders so early into my tenure in Pakistan,” said Martin Dawson, British deputy head of mission in Karachi.
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