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LADIESFUND® (a vehicle of DGF) was established in 2007 as an initiative to provide financial security to women and to promote and train women entrepreneurs. It aims to integrate the entrepreneurial needs based on the economic and social aspects of the local communities, with respect to greater women participation in the workforce.
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The 9th LADIESFUND® Woman's Awards for Pakistan 2017 Voting Booth

Voting will close 11:59 am Pakistan Standard Time on March 10, 2017. Winners will be announced live on Saturday, March 11th, 2017 3:30 pm-6:00 pm at Sindh Governor House, Karachi, Pakistan. LADIESFUND® Women's Awards for Pakistan 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 achievers particularly entrepreneurs in Pakistan. The 2017 Award categories are Lifetime Achievement, Woman of the Year, Momentum, Trailblazer and Idol. All winners will receive a plaque and a LADIESFUND® membership card. 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 local communities, with respect to greater women participation in the workforce. LADIESFUND® has grown tremendously and has become the leading resource in Pakistan and internationally with regard 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 Sidat Hyder) and go toward LADIESFUND® Fellowships & Scholarships as well as women development initiatives and capacity building. Our partnerships have now grown to include over 140 organizations including multi-nationals (GSK, 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 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.

Please click here to view the finalists & submit your choices ...

LADIESFUND® Ethos: 

  • Celebrating phenomenal women.
  • Supporting women with high potential
  • Highlighting positivity in Pakistan
  • Promoting advancement of women in Pakistan

LADIESFUND® Women's Awards and Dawood Global Foundation are audited by Ernst Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder & Co.

Special Moments

  • Shaheen Khan

    Through LADIESFUND®, I was able to find a buyer for my ‘I ♥ Pakistan t-shirts.’ Today, we source a variety of merchandise to vendors because of the connections we’ve made through LADIESFUND®. I also was paired with mentor Pomme Gohar who helped me refine my line and now my kameezes are sold at many multibrand stores throughout Pakistan.

    Khanz Designs - Shaheen Khan

  • Pomme Gohar

    Pomme Amina Gohar is a fashion icon, she was the first Pakistani model to model Paris runways for a French designer. She is the CEO of her event design company Phenomena and is known for choreography style savvy events.

    Peacock Lounge - Pomme Gohar

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