14th LADIESFUND® Women’s Awards 2023 Pakistan
Dawood Global Foundation held the 14th LADIESFUND Women’s Awards for Pakistan 2023 at Sindh Governor House, Karachi, honouring the nation’s most distinguished and significant women of the year, and aligning Pakistani women and businesses to UN Sustainable Development Goals.
“These awards are about highlight the best of Pakistani women, and also a gathering of the most dynamic and enterprising minds,” said Dawood Global Foundation President Tara Uzra Dawood, “We cannot thank enough the Governor Sindh, State Bank Governor and incredible women and men who attend and make these events so alchemic and significant for our nation. It’s truly humbling.”
Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori was Chief Guest, speaking about the government’s commitment to women.
“We commend and appreciate Dawood Global Foundation’s efforts to educate thousands of girls in Sindh and across Pakistan through their Educate a Girl programme, including the daughters of the staff here at Sindh Governor House. Their tireless efforts are also laudable for extending relief to the flood affectees with food, rations and bamboo houses and distributing wheelchairs across Sindh and Pakistan. I would also acknowledge their initiatives like Karachi Night Market for the promotion of women SMEs and artisans. Once again extend heartiest admiration to LADIESFUND and congratulate every recipient of award here and wish for their more accomplishments in days to come,” said Sindh Governor Kamran Tessori.
“In order to reduce the gender gap and financially empower women to play their productive role as economic agents, the State Bank of Pakistan – as the regulator of the country’s banking system – is striving to make the policy and regulatory framework more conducive for women’s financial inclusion. An important step taken in that direction is the launch of the landmark Gender Mainstreaming Policy, called Banking on Equality, in 2021,” said State Bank Governor Jameel Ahmad, “I am also pleased to note that the SBP has partnered with the LADIESFUND in the past and going forward, we are open to collaborate further with the LADIESFUND and other stakeholders to leverage their networks to promoting women entrepreneurs in Pakistan.”
“Artistic Milliners views sustainability and social equity as two sides of the same coin. It’s why we’re committed to helping the women of our organization succeed at the workplace and beyond. And why we are partners of BSR’s HERessentials program and Gap’s PACE program, which allow us to empower our workers with health, financial and life skills literacy. It’s also why we are so proud to be the Gold Sponsor of the eminent 14th LADIESFUND Women’s Awards for Pakistan 2023 and present the LADIESFUND Artistic Milliners Commendation for Literature to Shama Askari, Fouzia Saeed and Yasmeen Motisam,” said Hira Farid, Artistic Milliners.
“Bank Alfalah committed USD 10 million for flood impacted communities, rehabilitation through sustainable housing, bringing children back to school and healthcare. We are proud to be Gold Sponsor of the eminent 14th LADIESFUND Women’s Awards for Pakistan 2023 and present the LADIESFUND Bank Alfalah Commendation for Flood Relief to Fauzia Khuhro and thank her for her contributions,” said Madiha Javed, Head of Corporate Communications at Bank Alfalah
Event sponsors were Bank Alfalah, Artistic Milliners Pvt ltd, Depilex, FM91, Nestle Pakistan, Swyft, Floral Zaritta, Madiha Sikander, Sania Maskatia, Pie In the Sky, Igloo, Soya Supreme, Indus University, Oriental Cakes, Cups N Cakes, Warm delights, Tina & Vista Bakers.