The term “social enterprise” has picked up pace in the past few years so we’re highlighting it this year on Women’s Day 2021. What “social enterprise” in a layman’s terms means is that, you apply commercial strategies to a social cause to benefit the society and the surroundings. Pakistan has a number of women-led social enterprises that are rigorously working through education, art, technology and business to support women of our country.
The Pakistan woman has been making an effort to make way for herself and her sisters by raising her voice to challenge patriarchy so gender equality can bloom. There are so many success stories to be heard and shared, countless achievements to be celebrated and still a long way to go. Therefore this Women’s Day 2021 we’re highlighting 6 social enterprises that are run by women and are working for the advantage of women so they can reap all the benefits and stand tall.
WECREATE is a full time service that offers women guidance in expanding their current business to helping them launch a startup through coaching, business building programs and networking with others via their co working space, providing services to every woman like a day care so she can hone her true potential.
WOMEN THROUGH FILMS
Women Through Films is a young social enterprise that uses art and theatre as their medium of expression by collaborating and encouraging young women to share their message with the world about social causes to drive a change.
“Through workshops, seminars, and mentorship sessions, we aim to enhance these skills and give women a platform to display their work on an international forum.”
WOMEN’S DIGITAL LEAGUE
Women’s Digital League is a boon for all the stay-at-home mothers, single and unemployed literate women who are taught and trained to offer digital services to other companies via this platform. From training to looking for new job opportunities to starting your own business, Women’s Digital League’s aim is to make every woman digitally proficient enough so she can be financially and individually independent.
Caterpillhers is a social enterprise that supports women entrepreneurs by providing them tech support, training and mentorship by helping them develop and run their businesses with all the pre-requisites to excel later, including get them seed funding to lift off. They are a complete guide to “how-to-start-your-own-business” for women who need guidance in becoming independent.
Kash Foundation is a microfinance institute that has been working to provide financial services to women and families in poverty stricken areas to elevate their monetary conditions. They have made a community of diverse and independent women and continue to be the beacon of change.