Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND present 4th LADIESFUND Women's Awards, Pakistan's first and premier event recognizing and celebrating women achievement with a special focus on women entrepreneurship taking place at Mohatta Palace Museum on Friday, March 9th2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
04th LADIESFUND® Women's Awards are a recognition award, the first of its kind in Pakistani history for women, and is designed to acknowledge and celebrate the top female role models and achivers particularly entrepreneurs in Pakistan. The ceremony will be held at the beautiful Mohatta Palace Museum on Friday, March 9th 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Mohatta Palace was once the home of Mohatarma Fatima Jinnah, who was known as the Khatoon-e-Pakistan (Lady of Pakistan) and was the sister of the founder of Pakistan Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
04th LADIESFUND® Women’s Awards 2012 Categories;
LADIESFUND® Lifetime Achievement Award
The LADIESFUND® Lifetime Achievement Award celebrates a woman from any field or walk of life who has made an inspiring and impressive contribution to Pakistan and the image of Pakistan and Pakistani woman both locally and internationally. She is an extraordinary woman who has worked for at least 30 years and who has consistently and continually paved the way for other women to do new and exciting things. This Award is generally not judged by the judge's panel but nominations are always appreciated.
LADIESFUND® Woman of the Year (People’s Choice Award)
The LADIESFUND® Woman of the Year Award celebrates a woman from any field or walk of life who has made an inspiring and impressive contribution to Pakistan and the image of Pakistan and Pakistani woman both locally and internationally. She is an extraordinary woman who is paving the way for other women to do new and exciting things. This is a People’s Choice Award. Please vote on the poll.
LADIESFUND® Momentum Award:
The LADIESFUND® Momentum Award acknowledges a woman who is mid-career. She has made a significant impact to the nation with her entrepreneurship skills and over time her business has grown and expanded and continues to go from strength to strength.
LADIESFUND® Trailblazer Award:
The LADIESFUND® Trailblazer Award recognizes a fresh entrepreneur who is making immediate impact with her innovative ideas and pioneering ways. This rising star is not afraid to take the path less traveled and in doing so successfully is a great inspiration to others. She is also someone who is likely to be a powerhouse in future years. Although any trailblazer can apply or be nominated, this Award is usually given to someone relatively young in her career and in life.
LADIESFUND® Khushhalibank Idol Award:
The LADIESFUND® Idol Award recognizes a gem, someone with a great idea or potential to positively impact Pakistan but needs to help to truly make her vision come to life. This Award not only acknowledges the potential of this idea but the Award recipient will be given guidance on preparing her business plan and obtaining angel funding and will be paired with a Sister-Mentor CEO from abroad who will share her experiences in founding a company.
All winners will receive a plaque, a Nokia Asha 303 high end cell phone, a Threads & Motifs fabric, a 2012 Snob.com membership card, as well as a LADIESFUND® investment certificate.
LADIESFUND® Scholarships to merit-based star female students from a grassroots background to attend Iqra University will also be presented live.
LADIESFUND® was established in 2007 as an initiative to provide financial security to women and to promote and trainwomen entrepreneurs. It aims to integrate the entrepreneurial needs based on the economic and social aspects of the localcommunities, with respect to greater women participation in the workforce.
LADIESFUND® has grown tremendously and has become the leading resource in Pakistan and internationally withregard to Pakistani women professionals and entrepreneurs, as of course the nation's choice for investment advisory services for women. LADIESFUND® events are tax exempt through Dawood Global Foundation™ (audited by Ernst Young Ford Rhodes SidatHyder) and go toward LADIESFUND® Fellowships & Scholarships as well as women development initiatives and capacity building.
Our partnerships have now grown to include over 100 organizations including multi-nationals (Unilever, Nokia, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, et al.), financial institutions (Khushhalibank Ltd., First Women Bank Ltd., NAFA, HBL Asset Management, et al.) SMEs (Raintree Spa, HobNob Cafe, Canvas Art Gallery, et al.), institutions (Karachi Stock Exchange, SECP, HEC, Women's Chamber of Commerce, CIPE et al.), educational institutions (IBA, Iqra, IoBM, et al.), Consulates (Swiss, US, British, Turkish et al.), foundations (Cherie Blair Foundation, et al.) and so forth.
- Celebrating phenomenal women
- Supporting women with high potential
- Highlighting positivity in Pakistan
- Promoting advancement of women in Pakistan