Women entrepreneurs play a critical role in economic development, by boosting growth and creating jobs. With changing demographics in Pakistan, it is imperative to recognize the future role of women in Pakistan’s overall economic growth. New World Concepts was contracted by the World Bank Group to launch Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade (WE-NET). Launched in November 2017, Pakistan WE-NET is a representative platform for women entrepreneurs in trade of goods and services established with the support of World Bank Group Pakistan.

Vision

Promote women economic empowerment in Pakistan by focusing on women entrepreneurship development in the small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.

Mission

Establishment of an inclusive and sustainable platform that represents women entrepreneurs in trade of goods and services across Pakistan.

WE-NET GOALS

Represent Pakistani women SMEs globally by developing linkages with regional and international trade networks for women entrepreneurs

Serve as an advocacy platform for Pakistani women entrepreneurs, providing suggestions for policy formulation with regards to gender to both public & private sector bodies

Leverage this network for knowledge sharing and highlighting best practices for women led businesses.

Develop a database of women led SMEs to be used for trade policy and cross-sector partnerships.

Pakistan WE-NET supports Special Olympic athletes

Pakistan WE-NET supports Special Olympic athletes

Special Olympics Pakistan held a Grand Reception to honour the Pakistan Delegation for theWorld Games 2019, being held in Abu Dhabi from 8th-21st March, 2019.
Public Private Dialogue on Women in the Digital Economy and International Trade

Public Private Dialogue on Women in the Digital Economy and International Trade

Pakistan WE-NET was invited to participate in the public private dialogue, as the only representative from Pakistan; to provide suggestions and recommendations with regards to the Commonwealth Connectivity Agenda.
Entrepreneurship: Scaling up through networking

Entrepreneurship: Scaling up through networking

Pakistan WE-NET has organized an exclusive half-day networking session in Karachi with international businesswomen association members visiting from Turkey, Jordan, Russia and Qatar.
Doha Forum

Doha Forum

Pakistan WE-NET participated in the 18th edition of the Doha Forum, held on 15th – 16th December, 2018. which brought together decision and policy makers from around the world, heads of states and governments, representatives from the private sector, civil society, and non-governmental organizations; to discuss the shaping of policy in an interconnected world.
Pakistan WE-NET & USAID – Women Leadership in Trade Policy

Pakistan WE-NET & USAID – Women Leadership in Trade Policy

Pakistan WE-NET in collaboration with PREIA (Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity) organized a series of workshops on Women Leadership in Trade Policy in Islamabad & Karachi, in August 2018.
Pakistan WE-NET & USAID – Women Leadership in Trade Policy

Pakistan WE-NET & USAID – Women Leadership in Trade Policy

Pakistan WE-NET in collaboration with USAID – PREIA (Pakistan Regional Economic Integration Activity) organized a workshop on Women Leadership in Trade Policy in Islamabad on August 8, 2018.
Pakistan WE-NET partners with VV GROW

Pakistan WE-NET partners with VV GROW

Pakistan WE-NET is delighted to share an opportunity to enter a world class accelerator program through its partner VV GROW.
Pakistan WE-NET delegation at SheTrades Global 2018

Pakistan WE-NET delegation at SheTrades Global 2018

Pakistan WE-NET delegation attended SheTrades Global Conference in Liverpool from June 26-28, 2018.
Pakistan WE-NET Trade Delegation Visits Jordan

Pakistan WE-NET Trade Delegation Visits Jordan

Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade (WE-NET) organised a delegation of 6 women entrepreneurs from SMEs to Jordan to explore trade opportunities.
Maheen Khan’s Advice to Women Entrepreneurs

Maheen Khan’s Advice to Women Entrepreneurs

Maheen Khan, CEO of Gulabo, participated in a panel discussion on "Women in Fashion: Expanding Your Business."