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Shell Tameer, IoBM collaborate to strengthen women entrepreneurship

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Shell Tameer, IoBM collaborate to strengthen women entrepreneurship
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KARACHI: Shell Tameer and IoBM’s Shahjehan S Karim Incubation Centre (SSK-IC) held a panel discussion on ‘Gender Equality for Sustainable Future’ aiming to nurture future women entrepreneurs, a statement said.

Shell Pakistan Corporate Relations Head Habib Haider said: “Shell Tameer is a mission to pave the way for young entrepreneurs. Over the past years, it has upskilled many aspiring individuals who are now adding value to Pakistan’s economy.”

“I am excited to witness great ideas by young female entrepreneurs and look forward to strengthening ties between Shell Tameer and SSK-IC,” he added.

Institute of Business Management (IoBM) President Talib S Karim stated: “An entrepreneur identifies a need and builds a solution, which is eventually a solution for the country. SSK-IC and Shell Tameer envisions empowering students and converting them into job creators.”

The panel also included Seed Ventures Chief executive Officer Shaista Ayesha, IoBM Centre of Information Technology CTO and Director Dr Imran Batada where they imparted valuable knowledge among aspiring entrepreneurs and early start-ups. National Lead Climate Launchpad’s Hira Wajahat moderated the session.

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The event is a start to a month-long initiative whereby aspiring women entrepreneurs from different universities, exploring ideas in clean energy, waste management and cleantech solutions; will engage in weekly online sessions with their mentors, where they will provide guidance and advice to help reach their mentoring goals. Recently, Shell Tameer and IOBM have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate to share expertise, resources with start-ups incubated at IoBM’s SSK-IC, facilitate consultancy and training workshops and conduct on-campus events and share incubating and funding opportunities for Shell Tameer alumni and startups.

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