Overview

Having touched the lives of over 300 women of Karachi, the Womenx program under the Women Entrepreneurial Services that IBA Center of Entrepreneurial Development (CED) has to offer, has helped grow and transform women into successful entrepreneurs through the programs' educational, networking and support methodologies.

The program is a World Bank-funded global initiative and is delivered by a collaboration between Enclude Pakistan and IBA CED in order to enable women to:

  • Boost productivity and sales, grow their staff, enter new local, regional and international markets, access new supply chains & identify profitable new opportunities.
  • Learn how to design effective marketing strategies and develop stronger support networks.
  • Receive guidance and mentoring from successful entrepreneurs.
  • Develop an action plan to grow their business.
  • Earn a certificate from IBA's Center for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), one of the top three entrepreneurship centers outside of the U.S.

The first intake of 39 Womenx participants began the 4-month training program in September 2014, followed by a second batch of 57 in January 2015, a batch of 67 in September 2015 and a batch of 104 women in January 2016.

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October 19th, 2016: AMAN CED Program Certificate Distribution Ceremony 2016

The Gani & Tayub Auditorium flocked with numerous people from all walks of life wearing their graduation gowns with a sense of pride on graduating from one of the three AMAN Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED)'s flagship programs, including Womenx, read more.

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May 31st, 2016: AMAN CED Programs Certificate Distribution Ceremony 2016

The Gani & Tayub auditorium was vibrant with the positive energy of the WomenX cohort 3 and Entrepreneurship (CIE) participants. The event was enthusiastically attended by the parents, graduates and the faculty of IBA. While giving a comprehensive outline of AMAN Centre for Entrepreneurial read more.

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Mr. Shamyl Mooraj, owner of Black Betty & Mr. Syed Mehmood, owner of Karachi Foods share their inspiring stories with the Womenx participants

An interesting exercise on identifying your network based on the principles of Bird-in-hand was conducted in class and was thoroughly enjoyed by the participants. Then, to formally welcome the students of the Womenx program the budding female entrepreneurs were addressed read more.