WomenX will support women entrepreneurs in taking their businesses to the next level by building their business acumen and leadership skills, providing avenues to expand their networks, and enabling them to identify growth opportunities. WomenX will also focus on providing the women with communities on social media and physical platforms; through which the women gain access to resources and form new networks with WomenX participants and graduates from across the country. This will allow them to stay connected, exchange news & information, share ideas, and broaden their client base.
Over the course of two years, WomenX aims to support 400 high-growth oriented women entrepreneurs in Lahore, Faisalabad and Islamabad-Rawalpindi.
Enclude is an advisory firm dedicated to building inclusive and sustainable local economies. Its integrated capacity and capital services help clients and partners design, connect, finance and build solutions that generate sustainable business results as well as positive social and environmental outcomes. Enclude’s professionals work in five registered offices (Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, and India) and in project locations across the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and thez Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia.
The World Bank Group works to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting results. It has set two ambitious goals: to end extreme poverty within a generation and boost shared prosperity. The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial services and innovative knowledge sharing to developing countries around the world.
It is not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. The World Bank Group comprises five institutions managed by 184 member countries. Established in 1944, it has more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide. The World Bank Group has supported Pakistan since 1950, just after the country’s independence. Key elements of that support have been the Bank’s long-term commitment to education, energy, support for rural infrastructure, and its engagement in policy dialogues to help Pakistan achieve its development objectives. www.worldbank.org
Lahore Service Delivery Partners
The Management Studies Department (MSD) at Government College University (GCU) is one of the top providers of management education in the country. MSD is a major research-led department offering postgraduate and post-experience programmes. Believing in the philosophy that outstanding leadership skills are developed as much by experience as they are learned in the classroom, MSD provides opportunities to students to discover themselves, realize their potential, and prepare themselves for the professional challenges. Its core value is to emulate contemporary business practices and keep students connected to the business world.
School of Leadership (SoL), established on July 2002, is an enterprise with a social mandate. It aims to stimulate conscious endeavor, for people to discover and utilize their unquestionable ability to elevate their lives.
The young team at SoL undertakes various cross-sectoral ventures, primarily with youth (age 18 to 24) and their stakeholders. From carving out growth oriented visions; to conducting needs assessments; facilitating stimulating training interventions, SoL involves individuals/ organizations to develop capability for higher levels of sustainable growth. Attitudinal, behavioral and cultural frameworks form the common denominator of these interventions.
SoL organizes various national scale leadership training initiatives to prepare youth to add exceptional value to their chosen fields by demonstrating exemplary leadership.
The Women Resource Center (WRC) at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) was established in 2007 with the collaboration of Center for International Private Enterprise, with the aim to promote Entrepreneurship among women so that they become a significant part of the white economy of the country. WRC organizes basic training on sales, marketing, financial management, etc. through workshops, seminars, delegations, exhibitions and many others. Currently, WRC is working as Enclude’s partner for WomenX networking, outreach and mentoring.
Get Organized to Achieve & Lead (GOAL) is a learning and soft skills development organization that has provided services to the corporate, academic, and social development sectors since 2012. GOAL facilitates learning through tailor made workshops and focused group discussions lead by professionals from diverse backgrounds. The topics they cover include design thinking, entrepreneurship development, digital marketing, communication & negotiation skills, leadership & team building, and gender, among others.
The objective of GOAL is to offer training and support services that enable individuals and organizations to translate their strategies into actions.