PITB brings another remarkable event this July; Herself Women Convention (HWC) scheduled on 8th of july, 2017 at Arfa Software Technology Park, Lahore. A year ago on the same date, Herself was initiated by PITB, and driven Dr. Umar Saif, Chairman PITB. To celebrate its first anniversary, PITB in collaboration with Facebook, will be conducting a day-long event.
HWC is being organized by Nabeel A. Qadeer (Director Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development, Punjab IT Board) and his team. Facebook as the official partner will be pooling in their best human resource all the way from Facebook Head Quarters to conduct activities and competitions at the convention for the attendees. He acknowledged Facebook and said,
“I want to thank Facebook for their support in our journey so far. The vision of ‘Herself’ is to increase women entrepreneurs, freelancers, women participation in the workforce and revamp the definition of heroes; HWC is just one glimpse of what we plan to achieve through this platform.”
The event will feature stimulating sessions, panel discussions featuring significant names in the industry including Seema Aziz, owner of the Bareeze and the only woman from Pakistan listed in Forbes 500, Dr. Amjad Saqib, Founder and Executive Director of Akhuwat, Zainab Abbas, the famous ‘selfiekawaar’ sports journalist, Ms. BushraAman, Secretary Women Development Department, Fizza Farhan, Global Development Advisor / Member – UN HLP, Rafia Qaseem Baig, the brave soul – Asia’s first woman bomb disposal squadron and Samar Khan the first women in the world to ride cycle on the Karakoram Mountains of Gilgit Baltistan.
This grand convention is themed; ‘Steps towards a progressive nation’ which will focus on breaking stereotypes for women heroes. It highlights the contribution of women to the economy of Pakistan and aims to assist young women in building their network with successful women in multiple fields. It encourages them to redefine and idealize women who have dedicated their lives for the betterment of the country.
Aside from the awe-inspiring sessions, the event will contain other activities including workshops that are specifically designed by Herself’s local partners, motivational talks by successful entrepreneurs that will be aimed at those individuals who are looking for encouragement to take the next step in life, a ‘Herself Enclosure’ that shall feature the best of Herself graduates displaying their work, a theatre play that will leave its audience enthralled and much more.
In the male dominated society, it is important to bring forth successful women so that they can be an inspiration to others. This convention will serve this purpose by gathering the wonder women of Pakistan. Their success stories will be highlighted and presented for women to take motivation from and step up to contribute to the economy of this country. The stats state that 48% of the population is women, out of which only 28% are contributing to the economy.
The convention is designed to cater all such problems existing in our society. ‘Herself’ is calling out all entrepreneurs, students, graduates, employees, housewives, and those who are beginning their careers to come and be a part of this convention with the warranty that not a single person will be leaving empty handed.