The orientation ceremony of certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) was held at IBA AMAN CED

The orientation ceremony of certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) was held at IBA AMAN CED

IBA AMAN CED has launched a certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) for women who want to learn and earn through technology careers. The orientation ceremony of WTEP was held on April 14, 2017 at AMAN CED building of IBA, Main campus. The ceremony started at 5PM with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran by Hafiza Tooba Jabeen, one of the students of WTEP. The ceremony was honored with the presence of Program Director Dr. Shahid Qureshi, Program Head Dr. Imran Khan, Program Manager & Technical Trainer Wajiha Kanwal, WTEP team and faculty members.

The session was formally opened by an introductory speech by Dr. Imran Khan, the Program Head. He said, "Pakistani women contribute to the national development both on the domestic front as well as the economic front. However, due to numerous socio-political reasons westernized demographic practices, their economic contributions are not given due acknowledgement in the published literature. A major reason behind this is the lack of awareness and deliberate neglect regarding the entrepreneurial ventures carried out by women from the home front."

He further added, "Women Technology Entrepreneurship Program aims to acknowledge the contribution of the Pakistani women as well as to identify new ventures where their input can be more productive while appreciating our particular social, cultural and religious norms. I have always been in the favor of teaching technology to women. This is one of the best ways through which they can work from home".

After the introductory session, the participants gathered for a group picture at outside AMAN CED Building.

The orientation ceremony of certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) was held at IBA AMAN CED

A special campus tour was also organized for the participants by WTEP team. Team gave a brief introduction of AMAN CED building, Adamjee Building, Library, IBA's Students Center, Auditorium and Cafeteria.

Ms Ambreen Shahid welcomed the participants and performed a unique class activity based on "My name, who I am and what I know". A small note was distributed among participants to write about them. A brief introduction of participants had been conducted in which they explored their personality traits and adventures in life.

Later on Dr. Shahid Qureshi graced the ceremony with his presence. He welcomed the participants and stated that, "WTEP is one of unique kind of program exclusively designed for Women to become a nation builder. In CED everybody is welcome who has skills and competencies regardless of degree, university and prior educational experience". Further he defined the term Entrepreneurship and its 3 components Innovation, Proactivness and Risk taking ability.

The session was wrapped up with the scrumptious dinner at CED Cafeteria where participants mingled with each other to start the new journey of Tech Entrepreneurship.

The orientation ceremony of certificate in Women Tech Entrepreneurship Program (WTEP) was held at IBA AMAN CED
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