To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Shell Tameer in collaboration with SOSTTI hosted mentoring circles for 14 female led micro start-ups that graduated from SoS Technical Training Institute Karachi last year.
The mentors being highly seasoned professionals; Rehana Alam, a renowned humanitarian associated with Behbud Association; Humaira Bachal, Shell Tameer Alumni and CEO of Roshan Pakistan and founder of Dream Foundation an inspirational educationist breaking barriers; and Shahnila Adnan, who runs a successful home business, shared invaluable advice and counselling to the female entrepreneurs on their new business set ups.
GM Retail of Shell Pakistan Ltd, Taha Magrabi, a patron of the Tameer program opened the event, “My heartiest congratulations to the inspiring entrepreneurs. Tameer means to build, that is what the program sets out to do – build on ideas, transforming them into profitable business ventures which uplifts their surrounding communities. One of our focus areas is empowering women, and we have seen the exponential impact an individual entrepreneur can make on improving livelihood for not just their families but inspiring others to pursue their dreams. I look forward to further strengthen our collaboration with SoS -TTI to create a bigger impact on the socio-economic front.”
As part of the enterprise development program, each student attends modules that enables the budding entrepreneurs to develop essential knowledge and skills required to start and run a successful, sustainable business. The series of “Build the Future Workshops” cover key topics ranging from market research and business planning to financial and human resource management, culminating in the production of a viable business plan.
Shell Tameer has been working for over a decade and has helped establish and expand over 1000 businesses and trained 12,500 people on enterprise development and will continue to support these graduating entrepreneurs with a range of post-startup services like; mentoring, incubation services, market access opportunities, etc.