To celebrate International Women’s Day Month, the Consulate General of Turkey in Karachi joined hands with the New World Concepts and organized an outdoor event. The event was titled, ‘Breaking Barriers: Women Entrepreneurs of Pakistan and Turkey’ at the premises of the Consulate.
The prestigious event was put together with the help of the Turkish companies, HITIT and Arcelik Dawlance, operating in Pakistan. In a press release, the CEO of New World Concepts and President of the Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network, Yasmin Hyder emphasized on the importance of gender inclusivity. She said there is a need to create more opportunities for women SMEs. Awareness should be raised, and the role of female entrepreneurs should also be promoted to help Pakistan face its challenges.
Consul General of Turkey in Karachi, Mr. Cemal Sangu highlighted the importance of women’s economic empowerment. He also expressed how pleased he is to host the event for the female entrepreneurs of both countries, Turkey and Pakistan. Actress Sarwat Gilani was also present at the event as a Brand Ambassador of Special Olympics Pakistan.
Consulate General of Turkey
The new Consulate General of Turkey was inaugurated almost recently in Karachi. It is the biggest Turkish consulate anywhere in the world, which shows the relationship the two countries have. Keynote speaker Professor Dr. Aytul Ercil, who is also a businesswoman as a board member of KAGIDER, flew from Istanbul to Pakistan to take part in the event.
She paid special attention to how essential business networking and role models are for younger women. Dr. Ercil talked about the growth of KAGIDER and its contribution in the socio-economic development of Turkey. A leading female entrepreneur, Naila Naqvi also opened up about her personal and professional challenges as she got started in the world of business.
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