On November 20, 2020, CBS attended a Global Entrepreneurship Week virtual event on 'Advancing Women’s Entrepreneurship and Supplier Diversity' hosted by the U.S. Embassy Pakistan and the US-Pakistan Women's Council (USPWC). The event followed the launch of the Women's Business Opportunity Initiative, a movement to increase inclusive and competitive supply chains in Pakistan.
The event brought together WEConnect International workshop participants, members of the USPWC, and other relevant buyer representatives, women business owners, representatives of chambers of commerce and industry groups, and Embassy and State Department officials.
The event featured a section titled 'Women’s Entrepreneurship and Supplier Diversity: Research Findings' in which Henna Babar Ali highlighted the findings of a recent report produced by CBS as part of its on-going collaboration with WEConnect International and the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) called the Gender Inclusive Sourcing Initiative. Ms. Henna specifically acknowledged and appreciated the effort that CBS and the LUMS faculty put into preparing this report. Dr. Farhat Haq, Provost LUMS, was also a part of this section and she highlighted the various initiatives that LUMS has taken as part of its institutional commitment to gender equity.