Posted on August 11, 2015

WomenX Pakistan has been nominated for the 2015 Global Sourcing Council 3S Awards!  Help us get the word out about the amazing women entrepreneurs in the program by checking out our 5 minute video and voting for WomenX to win the 3S People’s Choice Award.

3S is an international awards program showcasing projects that bring sustainable and socially responsible sourcing principles into daily practices. Winners will be honored at the the United Nations Gala ceremony, September 16, 2015, the eve of the 70th General Assembly, where world leaders will adopt post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs are shaping the future of global development and will redefine the business role in global development. All winners and nominees receive tremendous global visibility to thought leaders, industry influencers and key decision makers.

WomenX Pakistan is a pilot for a global World Bank program to support high-growth potential women entrepreneurs. The program is being implemented in Karachi and Peshawar by Enclude. Through the program, participating women business owners receive a package of services that directly address the range of constraints restricting their growth – with an emphasis on developing their capacity to improve enterprise management services and business performance outcomes – thereby stimulating job creation and contributing to economic growth. At a macro level, the program fosters a more innovative and inclusive entrepreneurial eco-system for women entrepreneurs.

The pilot in Karachi – underway since September 2014 – offers 350 women entrepreneurs hands-on, practical business education, soft-skills training, and business consulting services to strengthen managerial capabilities and help them strategically grow their businesses. Facilitating entry and access to markets, supply chains and networks will open up new avenues of expansion and assist in making crucial business connections. Half of the participants will receive additional services including customized consulting, one-on-one mentoring, and continued access to networks and supply chains. A rigorous selection process is  implemented for both phases.  The program is intended to have a multiplier effect – to overcome financial constraints, increase employment by women, stimulate growth in other women-owned businesses, and inspire more women to enter into entrepreneurship. Please learn more about WomenX Pakistan by watching a 5 minute video submitted to the GSC 3S Awards and by visiting the program website.

We ask you to support this important project by voting for WomenX Pakistan for the People’s Choice Award HERE starting 9 AM EST on Tue Aug 11th.

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