LAHORE: The Central and North Punjab Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry and mothering platform Scaryammi are organising the first ever Conference Of Inspiration, a unique and truly novel event. The tagline of the conference is: “To inspire women is to inspire an entire generation.”
The aim of this event is to motivate and inspire women to do their best in whatever roles they have adopted for themselves, be it the role of a mother or an entrepreneur. “I believe women can do it all and I want to encourage women to do it all,” said Dr. Shehla Javed Akram, the founder president of the CNP-WCCI. “This conference is a step toward pushing women to do the best they can.”
The women chamber holds multiple events aimed toward entrepreneurship and promoting women in the business world but this will be the first time that an event dedicated to inspiration will be taking place.
“The aim of Scaryammi is to push women to be the best version of themselves,” said Ayesha Nasir, the Original Scaryammi. “This conference is like a dream come true for me and many other Scaryammis because it’s four hours dedicated to becoming an amazing version of ourselves.”
Mrs Falahat Imran, the chief co-ordinator of the event, expressed great excitement at how the preparations were panning out. “I am super excited, “she said. “We have an almost unreal line-up of guest speakers and each is more amazing than the previous one. This is going to be one dynamic and powerful conference. “
The keynote talk at the event will be delivered by Mr. Qasim Ali Shah, keynote speaker, who will be talking about how each of us can become a better version of ourselves and how we can not only get inspired but stay inspired. The second key note speech will be delivered by Anjum S Ahmed, the CEO of Learning Alliance, who will be sharing the role inspiration and determination played in helping her achieve her aims.
“I am so happy to be a part of this event and believe such initiatives are just what the women of Lahore and the women of Pakistan need,” said Hifsa Saad Khan, the styling partner for the Conference Of Inspiration.
Sana Hasan, director Motifz, says the instant she heard about this event, she said yes without even thinking twice. “Motifz is all about supporting the strength and passion of a woman. My brand aims to highlight how a woman can have it all while looking like an absolute vision.” Motifz is the styling partner for the Conference Of Inspiration.
Tehmina A Chaudhary, the CEO of Instafoods and the founder of Connected Women, is a sponsor and partner for the event. In her role with Connected Women, Tehmina Chaudhary has worked tirelessly to provide women in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi a platform to come together on. “This conference was right up my alley, “she said. “I agreed to be a sponsor the instant I heard about the event. The speakers are stellar, the panels extremely well designed and I am really excited for the event.”
An exciting panel at the event is being moderated by journalist Meshal Malik and comprises of therapist Akbar Hussain and educationist Syma Nasir. Fatima Ali Haider, who lost both her son and husband to sectarian violence, will also be talking at the event.
“This event is just the kind of initiative we needed in Lahore and in fact Pakistan,” said Khadija Rehan, owner of Beauty Madness. “I am so eager to be a part of it and to meet all these fascinating women.”
Stand up comediennes Mavra Ghaznavi and Anya Sheikh will be doing a comedy act while Bibi will be doing a solo act. “This event is the pinnacle of all the events I have conducted,” said Faiza Amjad, president of the Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry. “I can’t wait for the event to start and the planning to end.”
Lock-down is temporary but Father’s day is permanent
He is the person who started working hard even before your birth to give you a safe space full of warmth and comfort. It is rightfully said that no person in this world would be happy to see you more successful than him except for your father.
A father is the first superhero in a child’s life, the one he\she would always look up to, for love guidance, goals and unlimited demands.
Since most of the major events are being celebrated in a situation of complete lockdown in the country, we have got some sweet and doable ideas to surprise your dads on this Father’s Day.
Throw A Lunch Party
Isn’t it true that most of the dads are foodies and they can never say no to a dish made by their kids? On this special day, make his favorite dishes. Pamper him the whole day and do not forget to prepare something sweet for the evening tea.
Origami Nuts In Collaboration With OvenCraft
Yummy in his tummy!!! Origami Nuts has designed this cute basket of sweet banana crumble bread in collaboration with Oven craft. The appearance is cute and is definitely a perfect pick to show love and dedication on this special day to your fathers.
Kitchen Kahani’s Breakfast
Almost every dad is a nihari lover and especially in this lockdown when we cannot go and dine out, Kitchen Kahani is offering “Nashta with Abbu”. We are already melting at the name. You can order home-cooked beef Nihari to surprise your Abbus with a scrumptious desi nashta.
Customized Basket By Happy String
If your abba loves to eat junk, this can be an economical and a fancy present for him. Get his favorite chocolates and other edibles packed in a beautifully wrapped basket and brighten up your father’s mood with something sweet and salty.
Father’s Day DIY Cookie Kit
For young fathers, to have an interactive activity with small kids, Delish is offering customized DIY Cookie kits where you can make your own cookies with your kids while sitting at your home. Isn’t it a great yet adorably creative idea?
Imdaad- A Dire Necessity in this Global Pandemic
Pakistan, as we know it, has a well-established reputation of being one of the most charitable nations. Having to face several natural disasters and a debilitating disease-induced economic crisis over the span of a year has greatly fueled our philanthropic efforts.
As we reflect upon the ongoing destruction being caused by the spread of the Coronavirus, our hearts are left shattered while our minds are perplexed.
The heart-rending reality kicks in: even if the virus doesn’t end more lives, hunger caused by unemployment surely will.
Meet Manahil Naveed, a 17-year-old who embarked on a journey to give back to the needy by founding her own charitable organization by the name of Imdaad.
Imdaad is a non-profit organization working against the clock to provide food and hygiene packages to families living beneath the poverty line in Lahore. So far, their team has managed to deliver these packages to more than 50 families in need. As they work solely off donations, the people of Pakistan have generously extended their hands to help Imdaad’s cause.
This is what she has to say:
“Tuning into the news every day and witnessing the number of cases rapidly grow along with the effects of this growth managed to create this undying feeling of sadness within me. Witnessing small businesses shutting down, I couldn’t help but be concerned about how the poverty-struck families of daily wage laborers would manage to find their next meal.”
While many of us want to help the needy during this pandemic, the majority are rightfully afraid to be in close proximity to others.
This is where Team Imdaad steps in. They bridge the gap between the generosity of potential donors and their fear of catching the virus by being around large groups of donees.
Using the best protective gear out there, Imdaad’s team buys and packages ration bags to ultimately be handed to the destitute, all while ensuring that each recipient is truly in need by asking trustworthy sources such as local heads and representatives of other NGOs.
We will end this piece on a little saying Manahil has used as Imdaad’s slogan: “Hamdardi Imaan hai.”
Our Favorite Fashion Divas that have Evolved Over Time
While reading the title, you must be thinking about the acting skills and how these ladies have made their name in the drama and film industry. But no, here we are talking about the fashion game of these actresses that have taken us all by surprise. Perking up their style statement and emerging as few of the finest actresses in terms of being glamorous and presentable, they have absolutely conquered the fashion world.
These are our favorite Divas who have proved that working on oneself is never a selfish thing and this hard work can eventually help you in the long run.
Starting from soaps and not so glamorous dramas, we never saw Saboor Aly dressing up as impressively as she does now. Probably, this is the social fashion awareness that some choose to pick and some don’t. And, we have to say that Saboor is doing quite well with her dress sense while earning a huge fan following at a great pace. She is one of those finest actresses who keep us hooked to their gram-game as something cool and happening just pops up out of nowhere anytime and any occasion.
Our fancy-pants; Nausheen Shah has instantly beefed up her fashion game and we cannot stop admiring her taste and style in whatever she wears. She has definitely come a long way. Also known for carrying bold statements just like in a recent awards show, her hairstyle was quite eccentric perfectly aligning with a blingy Hussain Rehar attire.
Her vibrant tops, glowing face and quirky pants have got our attention and we, indisputably, give her the award of being the most stylish actress among the lot. This was never the scenario from the day she joined the Entertainment industry so, she came this far and has definitely grown into a woman who keeps herself up-to-date in every trend and fashion.
Our recent favorite bride, Iqra has polished herself over time and we love how effortlessly she carries every outfit in sheer grace and pizzazz. Recently, she has been appointed as the face of Al-Karam and this was all a result of gradual progress and immense effort she has put into building her powerful aura and strong-headed personality that beautifully harmonizes with her chic and classic sense of styling.
If Sonya had a synonym, it would be the word “grace”. We love her for her impactful persona, the way she dresses up and the way she owns everything she wears with undying confidence. There are very few celebrities who have evolved to be steezy and sassy in a way that they know what they should actually wear. Unlike some who do not even know their body type. Sonya Hussyn proves that style is always within, you can improve with time but class remains constant.
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