Standard Chartered Bank Limited announces the launch of Women in Tech, a global programme targeted at helping greater diversity in gender representation within technology depending entrepreneurship.
Partnering with INNOVentures and the Pakistan Innovation Foundation, Standard Chartered Women in Tech programme objectives to boost the economic and social development of women in Pakistan through creativity or technology led entrepreneurship. This move is a global programme, Women in Tech, being released in Pakistan.
The event included an all-women discussion panel that discussed women entrepreneurs; expense of technology in running business and the digital divide.
The panel discussion was led by Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Pakistani development economist, diplomat and intellectual, Jehan Ara, President of the Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT, Shandana Gulzar, Parliamentary Secretary at Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan, PTI’s Member of the National Assembly and Rabia Nizami, PTI’s Member of the Provincial Assembly ( MPA ), with Saad Amanullah, Chairman Pakistan Innovation Foundation ( PIF ), as the moderator. The panel discussed how it is essential for women to reach more hands-on training, mentoring, long-term engagement to help businesses grow, while funds is important, it is not sufficient.
The Bank will be aiming for capacity building for women-owned small enterprises.Pakistan is the third market chosen by the Bank to release the Women in Tech programme.