This conference is the largest Pakistani women’s entrepreneurial live online gathering. Pakistan has amazing women who are all worth being dubbed inspirational in so many ways. We believe that every woman is an inspiration, from the stay-at-home mama dedicating her life and soul to her adorable children, to the CEO at the head of the biggest company fighting every day to get the appreciation she deserves.

WHY TO ATTEND?

MEET:
global corporate experts from diverse industry and cultural landscapes

LISTEN:
from leading international businesswomen about their experiences within the corporate world and gain the latest market intelligence across the industry

NETWORK & COLLABORATE:
face to face with your peers and make valuable connections across industry and the globe in both informal and business-focused environments

SHARE:
your own industry experiences, expertise and know-how during interactive panel discussions and Q&A sessions

ENGAGE:
women across business and industry


HOW YOU BENEFIT

» Gain more insights:
Through real case studies and explorations, your assumptions are challenged and you gain new perspectives.

» Sustain actionable knowledge:
Harness information you already have into workable action plans.

» Managing for value:
Develop a keen understanding of how to manage the creation of value, using the Berkeley-developed Blue Line Management concept.

» Enhanced leadership skills:
Achieve increased confidence and managerial impact through our integrated Leadership Development Process, which includes powerful 360° feedback and coaching from our highly regarded Berkeley Global Leadership Centre.

» Grounding in the key business disciplines:
Essential to effective general-management decision-making, you will gain an integrated view of business by discovering key linkages across disciplines.


OBJECTIVES

FOCUS ON WOMEN DEVELOPMENT:
Identify appropriate metrics for the WOMEN CEO’s performance evaluation – resources &value additions alone or authenticity and how to grow into the future. Discuss challenges facing WOMEN CEO’s as it supports ways to overcome.

WOMEN INNOVATION:
Identify solutions for women based on innovations that will support success as entrepreneurs.

CREATING WOMEN OPPORTUNITIES:
We bring opportunities in the market for Women to give them business ideas and practical business plans required to get success.

WOMEN TRAINING, CONSULTING AND ADVISORY FOR START-UPS:
Recognize women skills, identify area of improvements, learning opportunities to provide Women with comprehensive solutions.

WOMEN START-UPS & INCUBATORS:
Providing support and assistance to Women for doing start up.

WOMEN DIALOGUE AND CONNECTIVITY:
Facilitate dialogue between Women technology innovators, Consultants and regulators to unlock the keys to widespread adoption. Facilitate a two-way interaction to map out future needs and areas where technology has yet to offer a solution. Over the years, we’ve assisted thousands of women by educating and training financial and entrepreneur leadership skills for future contribution to a healthy economy and society.


AGENDA

02:00 PM – 02:05 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme Investors Club
Berkeleyme Investors Club is a patent gold standard signature business club. We focus on both creating a global investors community and building a bridge to the skills and ideas of high level professionals with the aim to serve the international investment industry, in order to create value for the society. Read More..
02:05 PM – 02:10 PM (UK Time)      INTRODUCTION & OPENING REMARKS
Moderator:
Dr. Musa Shaikh
* Group CEO – Berkeley Middle East Holding
* President – Berkeleyme Global Holding
* Royal Family Investment Advisor
02:10 PM – 02:15 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise
Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise, support women to get their basic rights from parliament, ensuring women have access to FREE education and Healthcare, Justice at the doorstep, physical protection & mental health, child care benefits, along with generating employment opportunities and developing as entrepreneurs. Read More..
02:15 PM – 02:30 PM (UK Time)     
Speaker:
Dr. Amna Mahmood
* Professor/Chairperson – Department of Politics & International Relations
* Post-doc: University of North Carolina Wilmington, USA.
* Ph.D: University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.
02:30 PM – 02:35 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme Consultants
Berkeleyme Consultants is an American Network of Business Consulting working across the globe. Over the years, we are providing impeccable services to valued clients related to business solutions, related to Audit, Financing, accounting, tax, technology, consulting and advisory services. Read More..
02:35 PM – 02:50 PM (UK Time)     
Speaker:
Najia Mahboob
* Women Business Leader
Najia Mahboob is settled in Dubai, UAE with her family since 2000. Her career spans 19 years adding value across professional services, banking and real estate sectors. Currently, she is Head of Finance for Al Tayer Real Estate and previously she had worked in Al Ghurair Properties, Fortune Group, Citibank, E&Y and Andersen. Her qualifications include MBA from Institute of Business Administration Pakistan, CMA from IMA – USA and Fellowship in Chartered Management Institute – UK She has been involved in various public sector projects in Pakistan. She was a Lead Consultant for USAID for Centre of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Pakistan, which was a 5-year USD 200 million project with an aim to establish four centers of advanced learning in agriculture, energy, and water sectors in Pakistan She has been a part of various philanthropic initiatives like Mosaic – Prince Charles Charity in United Kingdom, Volunteer Women Organization, Pakistan and Rotary Club Islamabad Sarrinah, Pakistan
02:50 PM – 02:55 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme School of Management & Sciences
Berkeleyme & MS (Voice of Global Women) – A Social Enterprise, support women to get their basic rights from parliament, ensuring women have access to FREE education and Healthcare, Justice at the doorstep, physical protection & mental health, child care benefits, along with generating employment opportunities and developing as entrepreneurs. Read More..
02:55 PM – 03:10 PM (UK Time)     
Speaker:
Asma Jan Muhammad
* Senior Finance Manager – Local conglomerate, Dubai, UAE.
Asma is a Chartered Accountant from Pakistan and England&Wales by profession, having finance and accounting experience of 16 years with diverse industry sectors. She has been living in Dubai since 2007, and have added value to leading multinational and local groups throughout her career. Born in a conservative middle class in an area dominated by strict code of life, Asma had to struggle from early life. Her independent soul refused to accept the restrictions and burdens loaded on the women of society. Asma realized early in life that if she did not want to be suffocated, she had to be educated and high achiever. Throughout her school and college life she struggled and achieved top positions. She secured two gold-medals in CA exams. She had to take tuition classes to finance her education. There was also the challenge to convince her own family that she should be allowed to fly as a free bird and achieve her goals. Life during training for professional qualification was not easy either. There were only a few lady trainees. And they were treated as trophies by the male dominated senior staff. Somehow Asma survived and achieved the Chartered Accountancy qualification with kudos. Life in the practical business world had its own challenges. Even in the 21st century there are glass ceilings. Throughout her career Asma has worked to shatter these glass ceilings. Not an easy task. In order to give a strong profile Asma decided to contest the election of the Managing Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). ICAP has approximately 1000 members in the UAE. She won the election with the highest numbers of votes and was elected as the Chair of the ICAP-UAE Managing Committee. As the Chair, Asma worked tirelessly to improve the profile and opportunities for the ICAP members in the UAE. She became the first overseas recipient of the Chartered Accountant Woman of the Year award 2019, conferred by the President of Pakistan. Besides continuing with her career, She is raising 2 kids. She also pursues community services and carries deep interest in poetry and music as part-time passion. She launched an initiative titled “Femme-Passion” comprising qualified female CAs in the UAE.
03:10 PM – 03:15 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme Immigration Services
Berkeleyme Immigration Division can assist you obtain a visa to live and work in Canada, Europe, UK, Australia & USA. We can assist business professionals and skilled workers with Work Permits, Residence Visas, Schengen Visas, and European Relocation Services. Read More..
03:15 PM – 03:30 PM (UK Time)     
Speaker:
Nighat Akbar Shah
* Entrepreneur, Investor, Vice President – Shah Holdings Group
Nighat Shah is an entrepreneur, investor, and the VP of Shah Holdings Group, a commercial real estate development and convenience store company she co-founded with her husband two decades ago. Her first foray into entrepreneurship was an in-home wholesale business she started to accommodate the needs of her growing family. Empowered by that success, she began trading stocks and futures. Along the way, she obtained a Master of Science in Business and Finance Degree from the University of Memphis. In addition to her professional life, Ms. Shah is a philanthropist dedicated to bettering the lives of those in developing nations, particularly in her hometown of Chitral, Pakistan. Since 2005, she has sponsored school fees for around 300 students, built a conference hall, and an ECD center for a local school of her remote village. In 2019, she built a women’s hostel in Balach Chitral that houses almost 200 students. She and her husband are continued supporters of Aga Khan Foundation USA, a foundation which helps in eradicating poverty by helping people to help themselves. Ms. During COVID 19, to combat the challenges of shortage, Nighat funded food and mask drive in her hometown. Shah is passionate about sharing her message of empowerment and fulfillment through entrepreneurship. She believes in financial mentorship, and she encourages and partners with passionate women and guide them toward their financial independence. Recently, in July 2020, she launched her clothing brand Saba Nighat Collection with her partner in Pakistan. She has a strong desire to serve others, and do everything in her power to encourage women to be self-sufficient and financially independent.
03:30 PM – 03:35 PM (UK Time)     
Berkeleyme Healthcare
Berkeleyme Healthcare Solutions, is one of the leading companies in the world. We have extensive expertise in local, regional and international healthcare environments, we provide best practice healthcare solutions tailored to meet your organisational requirements. We bring cost efficiency, excellence and reputation to your organization. Read More..
03:35 PM – 03:50 PM (UK Time)
Speaker:
Will be announced
03:50 PM – 04:05 PM (UK Time)      
Speaker:
Will be announced
04:05 PM – 04:20 PM (UK Time)      
Speaker:
Khulood Sha’ban
* Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – Berkeley Middle East Holding
Khulood is a philanthropist, a business leader, successful business entrepreneur, and the most influence Arabic women in Gulf region. He is the CEO of Berkeley Middle East holding an American Emirati Joint venture conglomerate with a diversified portfolio. Khulood career is diversified over several roles including CEO, Director Finance, Financial Controller, & Chief Financial Officer based on decade of experience. Khulood core expertise to manage financial transactions for the whole group and in ongoing projects, arises through Merger or acquisitions, study the fundamental and technical feasibility, evaluate the investment risks by applying high level financial management tools for stakeholders keeping ERP, budgeting, variance reporting aligns with financial strategy of the shareholders. Her strengths are innovative & creativity toward a particular business venture, preparation of business plan, coordination with external auditors, lenders, regulatory authorities, compliances, meeting with investors for arranging of Funds, building a capital Structuring simple and complex, IPO’s securities, active management, & financial decision making.
04:20 PM (UK Time)      CLOSING REMARKS
               

AWARDS

We acknowledge the dynamic individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the nation as well as to the business community over the past year. We seek to appreciate the invaluable individuals who work in such high-pressure positions and deliver the best value, and make it prominent how you give the benefit to your enterprise. To assist us in our search for the top minds, we invite you to make your voice heard via a nomination, so we can showcase those who strive to promote the growth and deserve to be commended.


CONFERENCE SPONSORS


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

This is your chance to get your brand noticed, enhance your company image, increase your network and, of course, grow your business at this unique conference. The benefit will be getting great promotions and receiving some free tickets to the conference as part of the deal. We will have an excellent range of sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in discussing specific sponsorship opportunities, get in contact with us.


PARTNERS

We partner with a number of institutions to ensure we provide the best solutions and services to investors. Our unique platform and services complemented by our expert local and global partners. Our in-kind partners support our communications and efforts and help us spread the word about the work we do both locally and globally.


INDUSTRIES

• AGRICULTURE & FOOD INDUSTRY
• HEALTHCARE, MEDICAL & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY
• CONSTRUCTION & MATERIAL INDUSTRY
• INSURANCE INDUSTRY

• ENERGY INDUSTRY
• HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY
• ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
• AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY


EVENT ORGANIZED BY


INVESTMENT ADVISORY BOARD

Investment advisory board consists of high ranking experts that work together to coordinate Berkeley Middle East Investors Club, in order to ensure efficiency and fruit-ability and investment activity.


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