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Samina Fazil

Founder President of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI)

As the Founder President of Islamabad Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IWCCI) I extend my warmest welcome to you.

In the past 17 years, IWCCI has built up a fund of knowledge, experience and has accumulated a number of benefits for its members. Being founder President, my goal is to encourage continuing growth and awareness of IWCCI.

I started of my journey in 1989. I use to supply readymade garments in market. I opened up my own outlet of readymade garments in 1990. I was the first woman in twin cities to open up an outlet in the market that was male dominated. I encountered many problems, at that time there was hardly any help available so I decided to work harder to form an exclusive chamber for Women. At that time, there was no law to establish a separate women chamber. I personally advocated the government of Pakistan to allow the establishment of separate chambers for Business women in Pakistan.

We Started working in 2000 and got license in 2009, Started with 5 members and now we cater more than 350 women entrepreneurs of twin cities, I have tried my level best for establishing this chamber and enabling environment where women can come without any hesitation and take membership, we have helped them to establish their business and further marketed their products in local, national and international markets. 

Our chamber acts as an institution where women entrepreneurs no matter how small or big their businesses are, gather and share their experiences and failures and also the secrets that how they converted their failures in to success.

For reaching anywhere in life one must be dedicated and visionary enough. I always feel that there is lack of coordination among the women entrepreneurs and at the same very time I see a lot of potential among the businesses ran by women. The women entrepreneurs in Pakistan could play a vital role for development of the country, if they are provided equal opportunities and resources like the women from developed world. Stronger cooperation between the businesswomen in the country is compulsory to increase their trade, and avail the equal opportunities and resources to cope with hunger and poverty in the country.

The Right People In The Right Jobs

Coming Together is a Beginning … keeping Together is Progress … Working Together is Success …

Neelofer Khan, President IWCCI
Rozina Lahuti, Senior Vice President IWCCI
President IWCCI
Farida Rashid, Former President IWCCI
Shamaila Naz, Vice President IWCCI

Executive Body

Fahmida Naz, Executive Member IWCCI
Rubina Shafqat, Executive Member IWCCI
Shazia Kanwal, Executive Member IWCCI
Gulnaz Mubeen, Executive Member IWCCI
Samreen Tariq, Executive Member IWCCI
Tanzeela Riaz, Executive Member IWCCI
Saira Rehan, Executive Member IWCCI
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