Khud Initiative is currently supporting local young women entrepreneurs at two of its collaborating institutions to empower them and help them master soft skills for their startups. Motivating these underprivileged yet talented women to come everyday fighting against all odds can prove to be quite a challenge. For this, we try to keep up the spirit through motivational videos and various other activities.
This time around we wanted to show these young women, a live example of how far hard work and courage can take a woman, even in an under-represented (tech) space of Pakistan. We invited Fatima Rizwan, founder & CEO of TechJuice- Pakistan’s leading technology and startup related platform. Fatima was kind enough to accept the invitation and managed to visit both our collaborating institutions, despite Lahore’s menacing traffic.
Fatima had an interactive session with all the girls. She reassured them that hard work is always rewarded one way or the other. She explained how her own journey started with small freelance projects and discussed the available platforms these girls can benefit from by creating their portfolios and finding projects. She was very impressed with the work done by these girls- despite the challenges they face. The girls opened up about their daily difficulties, while Fatima offered them tips that could help make the journey a little easier.
The girls also had their own set of interesting questions regarding Fatima’s journey and her startup, after which the session concluded. The session ended on a very high morale and discussions on future possibilities of collaborations between Khud Initiative and TechJuice.