Pakistani women suffer no dearth of skill & talent. They are equally able to touch and manage the requirements of operating a line of work as men. In our country, there are various components, both ethnic and geographic that hinder the progress of working women. Despite of that, there are some who have made a name for themselves. Today we focus on those who are aspiring to become one or have started their journey to become one.
If only becoming a successful entrepreneur was as easy as it sounds! Great strides are being made in our local sector to provide such platforms to encourage talented young women to fulfill their dreams. There are many social networks online that help you learn from the pros. You can browse the archives and connect with fellow entrepreneurs straight away.
To help forward female entrepreneurs, listed below are five worthwhile resources:
1. Startup Princess:
Startup Princess is a community of women that aims to gather female entrepreneurs worldwide on one platform to advise and enlighten them. It was founded in 2006 by Kelly King Anderson and is a reputable and recognized forum for business women. The platform aids ambitious entrepreneurs plan, execute and manage their businesses successfully.
2. Young Female Entrepreneurs:
Young Female Entrepreneurs is a YouTube channel offering useful insights and tips for women in their 20’s and 30’s regarding business. It has a large following and lively audience on social networks. Fans take part in live webinars and #YFE chats on Twitter. This offers them a great opportunity to ask questions and interact with special guests who themselves are successful entrepreneurs.
Note: You can follow them on other social networks till access to YouTube is restored.
Chic-CEO is a free resource for female entrepreneurs looking to start a business. It’s a must-visit website for all women with an entrepreneurial bug as it aims to walk a woman through practical steps of starting a new venture. It was founded in 2010 by Stephenie Burns and has assisted many women from across the globe to start and run successful businesses by offering ground-level information. The download section offers a variety of useful templates. From marketing to financial plans to growth strategies, they’ve got it all covered.
Mixergy, not particularly designed for females, it is a must checkout resource for every entrepreneur. It offers a number of high profile interviews of successful entrepreneurs that are worth watching. Each video has a unique story that has inspired many. Hosted by Andrew Warner, this interview empire has all the information you need to grow your startup.
5. The Boss Network:
The last community in focus is The Boss Network. BOSS stands for “Bringing out Successful Sisters”. Its mission is ‘to promote and encourage the small business spirit in women’. It offers different growth and capacity building opportunities and has been ranked in the Top 10 Entrepreneurial Websites for Women by Forbes.
Listed above are just a few learning resources that are available online. If you follow any other platform for women that offers great value, then let us know.