We are a group of individuals who believe in the potential of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. After many years of working in this field, we have become acutely aware of the need for a separate Chamber of Commerce and industry, which is solely dedicated to promoting the cause of women in business. To this end, we are proud to announce the establishment of WCCI. The chamber can also be looked upon as an advocacy group for dealing with issues of economic empowerment of women. Read more ...
Message from President
As a President, I am extremely grateful and proud to carry forth and continue the vision of our founder, Dr Shehla Javed Akram ,a treasure in our community, who has done so much for all women and this year we are already working closer with her to propel WCCI to its full potential. As a “Chamber of Commerce ",we are committed to facilitate women in all walks of life to help them stand upright in society with dignity and honor.As a “brand”, our job is to continue growing, expanding and forging ahead by staying relevant and joining those conversations which are instrumental to the advancement of our members in all diverse fields of empowerment. We become enriched through the passionate contribution of your valuable time , ingenuity , ideas and effort . Join WCCI and take advantage of our different committees, where you will serve our community and enrich your relationships through our network. This is your chamber, your voice. We are all leaders enhancing each others' purpose
Ms. Lubna Bhayat
President WCCI (Lahore Division)
Message for Senior Vice President
The Women Chamber of Commerce is a dynamic organization dedicated to empowering women to succeed and lead both personally and professionally for the betterment of business and community. I am honored to serve as the Senior Vice President of this prestigious organization with an inspiring team of professionals that are dedicated to making a positive impact for women within our community. Our real goal is to work together in harmony to advance the agenda of women empowerment economically and socially. I believe that real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one’s full potential. It is time for all of us to unite our efforts to spread Women Chamber of Commerce wings and embrace our diversity and richness across the country in collaboration with all our partners. I encourage the business women in the community to consider becoming a member of the Women Chamber of Commerce. Share in our journey as we strive to attain our vision of being the voice that inspires integrity, empowerment, collaboration, and leadership.
Ms. Shagufta Rehman Senior Vice President WCCI (Lahore Division)
I am grateful to Almighty Allah who is the most merciful and the beneficial for his blessings and giving me an opportunity to serve as the Vice President of Women Chamber of Commerce and Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry for the year 2019-2020 I believe that real empowerment of women would be possible only through education, encouragement of economic self dependence and provision of opportunities enabling the unfolding of one's full potential. Women are powerful agents of change – and empowering women benefits whole societies. I welcome all women entrepreneurs and request them to get the membership of WCCIL as it will not only strengthen this budding organization but also solve their collective problems in addition to paving way for the healthy growth of their businesses.
Ms. Roohi Rizwan Vice President WCCI (Lahore Division)
Wcci lahore division in collaboration with Kinnaird college for Women celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week
Annual General Meeting
Women Chamber of Commerce & Industry Lahore Division Invites its members to its 10th Annual General Meeting for the Year 2019-2020
Day: Monday , September 30
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: PC Hotel Lahore
USAID PEER Cycle 9
On behalf of PEER's sponsors at USAID, the National Academies are happy to announce that this year's cycle of PEER is now open and accepting proposals! PEER Cycle 9 has several new focus areas this year. In addition to the broad call for projects on any development-related research topic, the program welcomes calls in focus areas on advanced digital tools; family planning and reproductive health; the social, economic, and behavioral sciences. There are also several country-specific focus areas: urban WASH and transboundary water in Afghanistan, clean energy in Bangladesh, multiple research sectors in Tunisia, and bioremediation of dioxins and furans in Vietnam. Last year's cycle only supported projects of one year in length, but this year PEER Cycle 9 is once again inviting proposals for projects lasting two or three years, depending on the focus area. Pre-proposal submissions are due by 11:59 PM (U.S. Eastern Standard Time) on February 10, 2020. For more information on Cycle 9, please see the Cycle 9 RFP.