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Women's Council in the News

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June 2016 - Action Plan on Women's Economic Empowerment

April 2016 - First Supply Chain Diversity Expo, Lahore

January 2016

Executive Director, Melanie Bixby interview with the Business Recorder on a trip to Pakistan.

December 2015 - Council's 3rd Anniversary

U.S. Ambassador Hale attended an anniversary event in celebration of the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council's third anniversary. The anniversary reception was hosted by Henna Babar Ali, a Friend of the Council, and attended by the Council's corporate members Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Proctor & Gamble. There were presentations by Council partners the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) and the Women's Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Center about their work with women entrepreneurs.

February 2015 - Launch of the WECREATE Center

The first Women's Entrepreneurial Centers of Resources, Education, Access, and Training for Economic Empowerment (WECREATE) Center launched in Islamabad, Pakistan in partnership with the U.S.-Pakistan Women's Council.

January 2015 - Secretary Kerry's visit to Pakistan

During his remarks at the US-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue Ministerial , Secretary Kerry said, "I am particularly proud of our cooperation through the US-Pakistan Women's Council." Both sides expressed satisfaction with the activities of the US-Pakistan Women's Council.

December 2014 - Director's visit to Pakistan

January 2014

December 2013 - APPNA Event

Summer 2013 - Summer Sisters

July 2013 - Textile and Fashion Entrepreneurs Symposium

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.

June 2013 - Career Counseling for Young Women

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.

March 2013 - Women Entrepreneurs Symposium

September 2012 - Council Launched

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.