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Eighth session of “More Afghan Women in Business”

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Date: September 16, 2019

Venue: Karwan University Hall

Afghanistan Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a session of More Afghan Women in Business with cooperation of Karwan University for female students of this university. This program held with presence of 40 female students from on September 16, 2019 at students Hall of Karwan University. The main objectives of these sessions are as following:


  1. To make female young generation aware of the new improvements in the business sector of Afghanistan
  2. To encourage female young generation, see entrepreneurship as an option and not working for others
  3. To ensure them of existence of a network of women as a support system for them
  4. To help them hear firsthand experience of businesswomen

At first, the session begun with recitation of Holy Quran by Mr. Helal Mukhles. Afterwards, Ms. Kawsar Rahimi, Public and International Relations Officer at AWCCI officially started program with welcome notes. Subsequently she reviewed the agenda and introduced the campaign of More Afghan Women in Business for participants. Mr. Ali Yaqin Danesh, Acedemic Vice-Chancellor of Karwan University also had speech regarding this session. He firstly appreciated AWCCI for holding this program at Karwan University and hoped for further cooperation between two entities. He highlighted that “no society will have a considerable progress until men with women work together.”

In the second part of the program Ms. Zahra Tarshi, President of Khane Khurshid Kindergarten and a member of AWCCI board of directors delivered the seminar of Entrepreneurship and business to the attendees in Hall. This seminar contained discussions such as impacts of entrepreneurship on life, differences between an Entrepreneur and an Employee, characteristics of an entrepreneur, characteristics of a successful entrepreneur, and writing business plan.

In the third part of program, AWCCI arranged a panel discussion of three successful businesswomen on their business journey. Panelists were Ms. Khwaga Kakar, President of Apama Consultancy and member of AWCCI board, Ms. Habiba Payendanik, President of Qizil Handicrafts Company and a member of AWCCI board of directors, and Ms. Hasina Zaeefi, President of Akaam Zaeefi group of companies. Penal discussion mainly focused on the business experiences of the panelists and their advices for students who had a business idea. Students not only had the chance of question and answer but also they shared their ideas. At the end students had the opportunity of networking and visiting the exhibition.

Besides seminar, AWCCI also arranged a full day exhibition of women products in this university from Clothing, Handicrafts, Jewelry, Food and saffron sectors.

AWCCI is grateful to Karwan University for their cooperation and technical support and to Afghanistan International Bank trailblazer sponsor of AWCCI in 2019.