#balanceforbetter â€“ Friday, 22nd Mar. 19
Karachi: Commonwealth Businesswomenâ€™s Network (CBW) hosted an event in association with Shajar Management Consultancy (SMC) to celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day and honour the women associated in the Corporate sector.
Women from different walks of life, partners and representatives of the Media Sector were present on the occasion.
Executive Director CBW said, â€œWomenâ€™s economic empowerment are the words of today and go way back to the time when Quaid-e-Azam emphasized its importance in terms of the womenâ€™s contribution in all spheres and it drives us even today especially in line with the challenges faced today. We believe that investing in women is the most effective way to improve the standards of living of communities. Many of our initiatives work with women to empower them socially and economically.â€
The objectives of the International Womenâ€™s Day were to celebrate the struggle for womenâ€™s rights in the business, education & finance domain, and to reaffirm womenâ€™s solidarity in the struggle for peace.
The theme for this year was â€˜#balanceforbetterâ€™ in acknowledgement of the growing global movement of advocacy, activism and support surrounding gender parity and sexism to encourage people to continue the vocal fight for equality.
Erum Masood â€“ Adviser to CBW said, â€œI have always believed that women and they become much stronger if they get support from women around them. It is very important to empower the word in terms of how it is used. Empower means to promote! To make women strong who are not strong. The concept of promoting the same women every year does not make sense. On behalf of the commonwealth Businesswomenâ€™s Network, I strongly believe that we are here to make a difference by being different ourselvesâ€