KARACHI : A ladies’ entrepresenurship conference was held at a local hotel on Saturday. The day-long moot was organized under the auspices of the Dawood Global Foundation (DGF) in collaboration with the HEC and French, German, Turkish and Indonesian Consulates as well as British Deputy High Commission, the organizers said. They said that it was a milestone event which attracted well over women entrepreneurs and others who had gathered to hear the inside scoop to success from people who have innovated and changed their industries.

This year’s theme was `Game Changers’, and the event featured speakers from Turkey, France, Germany, Indonesia, UK and Switzerland, as well as the best of local entrepreneurship.

Former Ambassador Sherry Rehman gave the Keynote address, former UK First Lady Cherie Blair sent a video message saying she has fond memories of her visit to Pakistan and wishes to come again, pop star Zoe Viccaji sang the National Anthem along with her band.

There was performance by Nida Butt, Yoga Stretch Break by Jeanette Faruque and Indonesian cultural dance by Indonesian delegates.

The event was a fundraiser for women empowerment in Pakistan and in particular vocational scholarships for grassroots girls for media studies at the Institute of Journalism as part of the Ladies Fund Educate a 1,000 Girls Programme. The day’s programme also included three panels, the organizers further pointed out.