No country in the world can progress in any sphere of life without active participation of women entrepreneurs in main streams of national development.
Talking to a delegation of women entrepreneurs led by Ms Rameen, recipient of the best CEO award, Meher Kashif Younis, former senior Vice President Lahore chamber said women entrepreneurs have been designated as the new engine of economic growth and rising stars of the economies in developing countries to bring prosperity and welfare.
He said they contribute and support the economy extensively in different ways by being employed in several sectors.
He stressed that women chambers of commerce and industry should also come forward to help fully exploit the potential of women entrepreneurs by ensuring equal opportunities at par with other entrepreneurs besides to do away with gender inequality and discrimination.
He also said many successful businesses are run by women and some of them are highly skilled in entrepreneurial activities.
He said women constitute 48.54 percent of total population in Pakistan and since motherland inception this segment has been neglected out rightly what we need is to fully harness their potentials and properly utilize them in all sectors especially in SMEs on the pattern of European Union.