The WomenX Entrepreneurship Programme will enable you to:

  • Boost productivity and sales, grow your staff, enter new local, regional and international markets, access new supply chains, and identify profitable new opportunities
  • Learn how to design effective and affordable marketing strategies and introduce effective accounting practices
  • Cultivate your leadership, communications, and management skills
  • Receive guidance and mentorship from industry leaders and benefit from strong support networks
  • Develop a concrete business growth action plan targeted towards growing your business

Earn a certificate from: Institute of Business Administration (Karachi), Government College University (Lahore) or Institute of Management Sciences (Peshawar). In addition, participants will strengthen their interpersonal skills and engage in small group peer-to-peer sessions designed to create new perspectives and clarity about their businesses.

This is a four month certificate course with about 15 days of in-class business education and soft skills training, in addition to small group peer-to-peer training sessions and networking events. Classes meet one or two times per week.

The WomenX programme is especially beneficial for women who have already started their businesses and are seeking additional business education, sustainability or expansion solutions, or business support networks.

Classes blend traditional coursework, experiential and hands-on exercises, all customized to the needs of Pakistani businesswomen. Topics include:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resources
  • Operations Management
  • Communication
  • Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Negotiation
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Legal Issues
  • Taxation
  • Strategic Vision Management

The programme also includes networking and mentorship opportunities with successful Pakistani entrepreneurs.

Classes are generally held at each city’s partner business school (Karachi: IBA Main Campus, Lahore: Government College University, Peshawar: Institute of Management Sciences). Participants are welcome to bring their children along with a responsible caregiver to stay with them in a designated room during sessions.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.

Update: Currently, the programme is being offered in Lahore only, and will be expanded to surrounding cities soon. Please visit this page often for updates.

From the friendly organizers and the topics covered in the program, to the relationships built and lessons learnt, everything was a very rounded experience one cannot intend to miss. At the end of the four months, I can safely say that I got my basics polished and because of that my goals and strategies became easier to plan. A perfect environment to harvest new friendships and meet professionals from Pakistan and abroad.