Pakistan will be the newest in a long list of countries where women-owned businesses take advantage of WEConnect International’s powerful connections to major corporations and their supplier diversity programs. The launch of the organization in Pakistan will provide access to the same benefits for female entrepreneurs based in the country.
We believe there is a strong case for increasing women’s participation in the Pakistani economy. According to a 2018 IMF study, the national GDP could increase by 30 percent if gender gaps in economic involvement are closed. Presently, although women comprise approximately half of the population, the female labor force participation rate ranges between 9-26 percent, depending on the province.
We encourage you to contact us to learn more about how your women-owned business can benefit from joining WEConnect International and help narrow the gender gap in the Pakistan economy.
South Asia Regional DirectorEAlagaretnam@weconnectinternational.org