Push rewind, it’s Pre- Covid, and many women entrepreneurs have put up their stalls at various bazars to sell their products efficiently. Fast forward to Post- Covid, and entrepreneurs are left with no choice but to sell their products online. Fortunately, many women led communities have collaborated with E-Commerce platforms and are also providing online spaces to women entrepreneurs for online selling of their products. Facebook allows small businesses to build online stores on both Facebook and Instagram and its communities facilitate women entrepreneurs and small business owners to sell their products to its members or help in generating leads.
I will be sharing the details of 3 women led communities who are dedicatedly working to empower women entrepreneurs during these unprecedented times of economic crises due to #COVID19. If you are a woman entrepreneur struggling with your business, then following three are the best options to explore.
Nadia Patel Gangjee, Founder Femprow
Nadia Patel Gangjee is the owner of Femprow, a social enterprise to help advance women’s professional growth and economic empowerment through offline and online entrepreneurship education, support and capacity building. It has been supported by
Community Leadership Circles from Facebook Program. Nadia, being the pioneer of women market places in Pakistan, who had earlier founded Sheops, is the brain behind the empowerment of women entrepreneurs through her famous women centric ventures.
Femprow is offering a unique #FemprowEidBazaar from 6th Ramadan to Chaand Raat. Through this initiative, Femprow aims to support women-owned small businesses, and to encourage online Ramadan and Eid shopping during the third wave of Covid in Pakistan. Femprow is offering 2 affordable packages of Rs. 1500 and Rs. 2000. For details please join Femprow group on Facebook.
𝟐) 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧 (𝐖𝐎𝐖𝐏𝐊)
Zia S. Hasan, Founder WOWPK
WOWPK, my own venture, and very popularly known for its signature WOW AWARDS, is a training platform, designed to build the capacity of women entrepreneurs in Pakistan to leverage the potential of e-Commerce for expanding their business as well as provide exclusive skill building training programs for women from various professions.
The exclusive WOWPK Shop provides a marketplace for product based businesses to exhibit their products and it then promotes them to its various social media channels including its women focused groups; Women Of Wonders Pakistan (WOWPK) and Enterprise Support Group. WOWPK is currently offering #2keedeal where women entrepreneurs can promote their products for just Rs. 2000 for the whole month of Ramadan. Through this project, small business owners will be able to display their products at the platform to generate queries from potential customers, for possible business opportunities. Businesses will also be allowed to have a free live session to exhibit their products. For details, you can write to: 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩@𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐨𝐟𝐰𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐩𝐤.𝐜𝐨𝐦 or join the above mentioned groups.
𝟑) 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧
Tehmina A. Chaudhary, President Connected Women Pakistan
Led by Tehmina A Chaudhary, Connected Women Pakistan is a thriving Community of Women Entrepreneurs, Professionals & Young Aspiring Entrepreneurs. The core vision is the “Efficient Utilization of Women Capital of Pakistan” by engaging them in networking, skill building and training sessions.
Connected Women Pakistan, a pioneer of virtual shopping sprees, is again bringing a ‘Virtual Shopping Spree 3.0’ (VSS3) this Ramadan. It is an entertaining 10- day shopping spree for the entire first ashra of Ramadan so you carry out all your Eid shop peacefully from the comforts of your home, stay safe, continue with your Ibadats easily, and are done with all the preps way before Eid-ul-Fitr. Also offering a 30 minute selling session live on its page and training sessions as well. All this for Rs. 2500 only. For details pls join #ConnectedWomen – Pakistan group on the Facebook.
If you are running a women focused community and offering similar online shopping places for women entrepreneurs this Ramadan then comment below and I will add you in this list.