London: High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, H.E. Mr. Moazzam Ahmad Khan, invited a LADIESFUND delegation of dynamic women leaders across fields to the High Commission of Pakistan in the United Kingdom for a roundtable discussion and dialogue.

In his speech at the event, the High Commissioner stated “It’s really an honour and privilege to have you all here … you are the Pride of Pakistan.”

He said to LADIESFUND President Tara Uzra Dawood, “Thank you for taking this initiative. It was quite inspiring.”

The High Commissioner gifted all members of the delegation a fresh box of Pakistani mangoes as an appreciation.

Some of the delegates included Hon. Captain Durdana Ansari OBE (Motivational Speaker and Trainer), Chef Zahra Khan (Founder and CEO, Feya), Sadaf Khan (Former Ms. World UK), Bano Sheikh (Financial Services Partner, KPMG U.K.), Alia Din (Model), Anoushka Rafi Kachelo (Lawyer who has climbed the North Pole), Raishma Islam (Fashion Designer), Amina Art Ansari (Visual Artist), Kinza Athar (cancer survivor and founder of a healthy food and chocolate brand RUH), Dr. Hina Naila Ansari (Managing Partner, Latitude Ventures), Dr. Sohnia Tariq (ICB Management), Dr. Humma Shahid (glaucoma surgeon and specialist),Ayesha Ansari (Director, Head of Data and Digital Products, Sage UK Ltd.), Naheed Niazi (Financial Intermediary, Windsor Financial Services), among others.  LADIESFUND President headed the delegation and chaired the event.

“Pakistani origin women in the diaspora and in some of the highest places and positions in the world and we were honoured to spotlight these incredible Pakistani-British women collectively to the Pakistan High Commission and High Commission in the UK,” said Ms. Dawood.

“This was the first LADIESFUND event in London and I was very impressed with the attendees and informative discussion held.  LADIESFUND is doing a fantastic job in creating communities across the globe and the valuable work they are doing in raising awareness for the orphans and women of Pakistan is a testament to their commitment for doing the right thing,” said Bano Sheikh, first female Muslim partner at KPMG.

“I was really honoured to be at the LADIESFUND, was so excited to showcase the British Pakistani women in the fashion and beauty industry,” says Sadaf Khan, former Ms World UK. “I met so many talented and successful Pakistani-British women there, had such a great time and thanks for the great hospitality of the Pakistani high commission enjoyed every moment there looking forward to the next one.”