Karachi, 15 April 2010: Pakistan Society for Training & Development (PSTD) organized the 2nd ‘Women in Business & Leadership Conference’ at a local hotel, in collaboration with Engro Corporation Limited as the major sponsor, and Terrabiz as the event organizer.

The conference aimed to highlight the emerging role of women in Pakistani society along with addressing the issues affecting the growth of women in today’s corporate world. The conference also drew attention to the challenges and the rapid emergence of women as the moving force for change and development in this century.

The event was inaugurated by Salman Burney, President PSTD, followed by the conference keynote ‘Empowering Women through Engagement’ by Eithne Treanor from CNBC Europe. The conference had a number of thought-provoking sessions on areas that aimed to benefit the careers of working women. Some of the more well received sessions included women as business leaders’, ‘handling issues at the workplace’, and syndicated sessions on ‘spirit of success’ and even a ‘career speed dating’ workshop.

Sarfaraz A Rehman, representing Engro Corp at the event, highlighted the significance of diversity in today’s workforce, “At Engro, we strive to uphold the tradition of excellence and become the employer of choice. Ours is a workplace where employees feel confident, valued, and most importantly, inspired. Engro is known to be an equal opportunity employer, and I personally believe that every organization should have a certain number of women in their ranks. I find women employees to be more productive and effective when it comes to meeting targets.”

Stiefel (a GSK company) was the other major corporate sponsor of the event, which was also supported by MCB, NJI Life and Tapal.