11th International Women Leaders Summit 2023
IWLS 2023 focused on ‘Evolving Responsible Leaders’ and included eminent speakers Devrim Erol, CEO Mesan Holdings, Turkey; Dr Ani Atasanova, CEO and Founder Pixelhunters, UAE; Abdul Samad Dawood, Director, Engro Corporation Chairman, Friesland Campina Engro Vice Chairman Dawood Hercules; Syed Farhan Aziz, Cluster Director HR – Pakistan and Vietnam at Pfizer; Major General Dr. Abeera Chowdry, current highest ranking female officer of Pakistan Army; Naz Khan, Chief Strategy Officer, K-Electric; Syed Farhan Aziz, Cluster Director, Pakistan and Vietnam, Pfizer; Eesha Javed, first female F-16 fighter Pilot, Pakistan Air Force; as well as notable Pakistani female success stories.
10th International Women Leaders Summit 2020
IWLS 2023 focused on ‘Evolving Responsible Leaders’ and included eminent speakers Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister of Pakistan; Shaikha Hind Bint Salman AlKhalifa President, Bahrain International Federation of Business; Ms. Tania Aidrus, Head of Digital Pakistan; Mr. Illango Patchamuthu, Country Director WBG Pakistan; Ms. Buket Çelebiöven, CHRO, Arcelik Turkey; Her Excellency Androulla Kaminara, European Union Ambassador; Her Excellency Wendy Gilmour, High Commissioner of Canada; Ms. Melinda Good, Operations Manager, World Bank Group Pakistan, Ms. Asma Shaikh, CHRO NBP; Dr. Nino Paichadze, Department of Global Health, George Washington University; Ms. Ines Chabbi, Founder, Women of the Day; Dr. Shabnum Sarfraz, Member Planning Commission Govt. of Pakistan as well as notable Pakistani female success stories.
Organizational Growth Summit: Futurism Commerce in Pakistan 2018
Discussing the concept of organizational transformations in the face of digitization and technological dynamics impacting Pakistani corporate landscape the 2nd in the series invited distinguished speakers included Dr. Atta ur Rahman, Fellow Royal Society (London) and UNESCO Science Laureate; Murat Şahin, Futurist, Global Lead World Future Society, Turkey; Miro Craemer, Textile Artist, Social Designer, Germany; Mr. Nadeem Hussain, Founder & Coach, Planet N Group of Companies; Becky Lin, CEO, Hangzhou Jinjiang Group; Mr. Aamir Niazi, CEO, Descon Oxychem; Zeeshan Bukhari, Director General Ministry of IT & Telecom, Pakistan among others.
9th International Women Leaders Summit 2019
This year’s theme was ‘Be Connected – Lead the Way’ and included prominent speakers Dr. Shamshad Akhtar, Former Governor, State Bank of Pakistan; Major General Dr.Shehla Baqai, one of the highest ranking female military officers of Pakistan; Dr Inga Legasova, Director General, Remiling Co. Ltd; Ms. Amena Arif, IFC Country Head, Srilanka; Ms. Madiha Khalid, HR Head, Shell Pakistan Ltd.; Ms. Becky Lin, CEO, Hangzhou Jinjiang Pakistan; Ms. Miratul Ain Azizi, Group Captain, Pakistan Air Force; Ms. Rie Mihara, CEO & Founder, Makotoya (Pvt) Ltd. Japan as well as notable Pakistani success stories.
Pakistan's 1 Conference on Gender and Trade
Organized by New World Concepts, Pakistan’s first conference on Gender and Trade, Closing the Gender Gap : A Tool for Economic and Trade Development, co-hosted by the World Bank Group, Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade (WE-NET), Ministry of Commerce with the support of the Australian Government addressed issues regarding gender inclusiveness in Pakistan’s trade policy. The conference highlighted the gains of closing the gender gap in terms of growth, exports and jobs in Pakistan and raising awareness within the area of women’s economic empowerment.
Launch of Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade
Pakistan Women Entrepreneurs Network for Trade (WE-NET) was launched on Thursday, 9th November 2017 at Karachi, Pakistan, creating a representative platform for women entrepreneurs in trade of goods and services. The launch event was supported by the World Bank Group (WBG) and the Australian High Commission. The event was organized by New World Concepts and featured Mr. Illangovan Patchamuthu, Country Director, World Bank Group; Her Excellency Ms. Margaret Adamson, High Commissioner of Australia to Pakistan; Dr. Gulden Tarktan, Founding Chair, W20; Ms. Yesim Sevig, Secretary General KAGIDER (Women Entrepreneurs Association of Turkey) and Ms. Yasmin Hyder, Founder and President WE-NET and CEO, New World Concepts.
8th International Women Leaders Summit 2018
This year’s theme is ‘Investing in Yourself‘ and includes eminent speakers Major General Nigar Johar, Vice Principal Army Medical College; Ms. Fiza Farhan, Member UN Secretary General High Level Panel on Women Economic Empowerment spearheading gender initiatives globally; Ms. Hilde Heye, CEO, Blue Wave Software, Monaco; Ms. Secil Sendag, CEO, 360 Communications, Turkey; Ms. Becky Lin, CEO, Hangzhou Jinjiang Pakistan; Mr. Qashif Effendi, CEO, Reem Rice; Squadron Leader Bisma Nasim, Pakistan Air Force and the first female paratrooper in Asia among others.
Organizational Growth Summit: Futurism Commerce in Pakistan
This is the 1st international conference in Pakistan to discuss the concept of organizational transformations in the face of digitization and technological dynamics impacting Pakistani corporate landscape. Distinguished speakers included Dr. Atta ur Rahman, Fellow Royal Society (London) and UNESCO Science Laureate; Ms. Ufuk Tarhan, Futurist & Economist, Turkey and Mr. Nadeem Hussain, Founder & Coach, Planet N Group of Companies; Mr. Aamir Niazi, CEO, Descon Oxychem; Mr. Helmut von Struve, Managing Director, Siemens among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2017
This year’s theme was ‘Rise Up, Reach Out, Own the Opportunity’ and included notable speakers Dr. Gulden Turktan, Founding Chair W20; Ms. Anabel Gonzales, Director Trade & Competitiveness, World Bank Group; Mr. Neil Buhne, United Nations Resident Coordinator; Squadron Leader Saira Amin, Pakistan Air Force among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2016
This year’s theme was People, Purpose, Passion: The Pathway to Success and included prominent speakers Ms. Reem Badran, Chairwoman, National Microfinance Bank, Jordan; Dr. Meryem Alaoui Aziz, Vice President, Moroccan Association of Women Entrepreneurs; Morocco; Dr. Zehra Gungor, Board Member KAGIDER; Patchamuthu Illangovan, World Bank Country Director; Dr. Sohail Naqvi, VC, LUMS; Flight Lieutenant Ayesha Farooq, Pakistan Air Force among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2015
This year’s theme was ‘Explore, Energize, Enhance Success’ and included notable speakers Ms. Zuhal Mansfield, Chair of Board, TMG Natural Stone Mining and Construction Co.; Dr. Ishrat Hussain, Dean & Director, Institute of Business Administration; Ms. Janaki Karuppu, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tea Board; Ms. Daniela A. Ballard, Economic Counselor, U.S Embassy Pakistan; Ms. Masuma Hassan, Chairperson, Pakistan Institute of International Affairs; Ms. Sanem Oktar Ogut, Board Member, KADIGER; as well as prominent Pakistani success stories. Ms. Laura Frati Gucci, World President, FCEM and Dr. Wandee Kunchornyakong, CEO, SPCG addressed the audience through a video-con.
International Women Leadership Seminar 2014
This year’s theme focused on ‘Explore, Energize, Enhance Success’ and included leading speakers Dr. Wandee Kunchornyakong, CEO, SPCF Public Company, Thailand; Ms. Zuhal Mansfield, Chairperson, TMG Natural Stone Mining, Turkey; Dr. Ishrat Husain, Dean & Director, IBA; Ms. Janaki Karuppu, Chairperson Sri Lanka Tea Board among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2014
This year’s conference deliberated on ‘Recharge Your Passion, Renew Your Mind, Refresh Your Spirit, Refuel Your Ideas’ with distinguished speakers Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Senior Minister of State, UK; Ms. Elizabeth Littlefield, President, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, USA; Ms. Sherry Rehman, President, Jinnah Institute; Mr. Nadeem Hussain, CEO & President, Tameer Microfinance Bank; Ms. Devrim Gursel, CEO, Mescan Electronics, Turkey; Dr. Anita Zaidi, Chair & Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Aga Khan University among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2013
This year’s conference featured leading speakers including Ms. Nasra Hassan, United Nations; Dr. Ishrat Husain, Dean & Director, IBA; Ms. Melanne Verveer, US Ambassador-at-large for Global Women Issues; Ms. Seema Aziz, President, Care Foundation among others.
International Women Leaders Summit 2012
The first conference highlighted prominent speakers including Ms. Rokia Afzal Rahman, leading businesswomen from Bangladesh; Ms. Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, Pakistan’s 1st Oscar and Emmy Award Winner; Sana Hashwani and Safinaz Muneer, Founders, Sana Safinaz among others.