Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahawalpur Division, registered with the Directorate General Trade Association, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan, holds the honor of supporting and promoting women entrepreneurs from around South Punjab, including Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan Districts. Pakistan is one of the fortunate countries to have separate chambers for women, solely working for their betterment. We take pride in being one of the topmost Women’s Chambers in Pakistan and providing endless facilities to our members. WCCIB has, is, and will always work tirelessly to empower women entrepreneurs by accepting their perspectives on business and helping them have a prominent social standing. The chamber works day and night to create a safe place for its members where they can grow both socially and economically. The focus lies on the significance of effective trading activities in the region. South Punjab is one of the most under-developed and underprivileged areas of Pakistan. Hence, businesswomen face cultural, social, health, economic and political challenges, despite their hard work. To ensure their safety and progress, WCCIB works on multiple dimensions to create a hybrid model that offers a sustainable and relevant solution according to the needs of women, irrespective of their background.
Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahawalpur offers women entrepreneurs of Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar, and Rahim Yar Khan Districts numerous opportunities to recognize their self-worth and use their skills to achieve great things in life. The chamber operates with the aim of providing a safe linkage between women of South Punjab, where they interact with one another and create a strong bond of business relationships. The focus lies on the effective leadership of these energetic and business-minded women to ensure successful trading activities in the South Punjab region.
We here at WCCIB are working diligently for the better future of women of South Punjab. Through the facilities and benefits provided by the chamber, various women are able to recognize their self-worth. They made choices for themselves that not only changed their lives, but helped influence women around them. The creativity and hard work of these women speak for themselves!
History of WCCIB
After the constant struggle of 45 years for the empowerment of oppressed women, Mrs. Shireen Arshad (late) founded the Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bahawalpur in 2014. Registered with the Ministry of Commerce under the Government of Pakistan, the chamber has overcome its fair share of resistance against the male-dominated society. WCCIB holds the honor of being one of the prominent Women Chambers in South Punjab, an under-developed area consisting of 72 % of rural space.
For the past 7 years, the chamber has worked consistently to empower women entrepreneurs by providing them with several facilities and opportunities for their growth in economic, social, political, cultural, and health sectors. Various projects and training sessions were launched that encouraged women entrepreneurs to do better and succeed in society. Some of the prominent ones are as following:
• Sheep Farming Project
• Turkish Project
• USAID Project
• Loans provided by Akhuwat
• Embroidery Training
Currently, the Office Bearers, Executive Committee Members, Members, and the Staff of WCCIB are working day and night to carry on the legacy of Mrs. Khan and empower women entrepreneurs.
Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry Bahawalpur contact detail is shown below
Our Head Office
House # 42 A-3 Street # 10 Model Town-A Bahawalpur.