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Women for Women Business Knowledge Sharing Workshop

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Date: November 07, 2019

Venue: Conferences Hall of Baran Empire

Afghanistan Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry-North Zone office conducted the third phase of one-day “Women for Women Business Knowledge Sharing” workshop on November 07, 2019 for more than 80 participants including government, international guest, private sector officials and women entrepreneurs. The main objectives of this program was to exchange ideas between businesswomen, to learn from each other, to increase the understanding of women on recent developments and achievements of Afghan businesswomen and to increase their level of motivation so that they continue their activities passionately, while raising awareness on the economic opportunities.

This program began with the recitation of the Holy Quran by Ms. Salima Samadi and later on, Ms. Shakiba Shakib, Chair of AWCCI-North Zone delivered her welcome remarks and highlighted the purpose of the workshop. Mr. Farhang Farhang, the Director of Technical and Sectorial services of Balkh Governor, emphasized on the support and commitment of Balkh Governor office in progress of women’s economic activities. Afterwards, Mr. Hassan Ansari, representative of Balkh Chamber of Commerce and Investment highlighted the problems and challenges of businesswomen in Balkh.

During the business knowledge sharing session, Ms. Zahra Tarshi, Founder of Khana Khorshid and member of AWCCI Board of Directors, who travelled from Kabul delivered a presentation on her business activities and her personal experience in business.  Likewise, Ms. Safia Moheti, Founder of Harewa Women Service Company and AWCCI-West Zone Board member shared her business experience and activities in Herat. On behalf of Balkh businesswomen community, Ms. Parasto Babur, the Founder of Orient confectionaries shared her experience, her current success and pervious failures in business journey.

Since the topic of this round of “Women for Women Business Knowledge Sharing” was “Marketing” the speakers and presentation’s focus was introducing of Afghan women’s products. At the end, Ms. Yalda Bari, trainer of Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) program represented the methods, strategy and techniques of effective marketing in business or 7Ps and she played practical activities on marketing subject with participants. During the program, participants had the chance to visit the mini exhibition of women’s products which was organized by AWCCI-North Zone, Balkh.