US-Pakistan Women's Council
The US-Pakistan Women’s Council, in collaboration with the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) and the United States Embassy, organized a symposium at ICCI’s head office to discuss “business opportunities for women entrepreneurs in textile and fashion sector”. The symposium was attended by female entrepreneurs and representatives from collaborating banks, who explained the various resources that the Women’s Council offers to entrepreneurs.
The US-Pakistan Women’s Council organized an event in collaboration with SZABIST to provide career counseling for young Pakistani women. Acting U.S. Consul General Corina Sanders and a Pakistani exchange student also spoke about their educational experiences, and provided the participants with further insight into the Pakistani and American educational systems.
The U.S. Department of State and American University are co-founding a U.S.-Pakistan Women’s Council, announced Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sept. 24, 2012. The Council will collaborate with other organizations in support of its mission, such as the Organization of Pakistani Entrepreneurs (OPEN), a Pakistani-American nonprofit dedicated to entrepreneurship. The Council will work with schools and businesses in both countries to promote opportunities for women in the workplace and to encourage women to create companies. Programs might include training women in financial management, product development, market access and leadership.