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Nestlé Pakistan recognised at 6th OICCI Women Empowerment Awards 2023

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KARACHI: Nestlé Pakistan was recognised at the Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry Women Empowerment Awards 2023, held in Karachi, becoming the first runner-up.

The acknowledgement serves as a reaffirmation of Nestlé Pakistan’s unwavering dedication to fostering an inclusive culture, particularly in a country where there is a significant gender gap and limited female participation in the workforce.

Upon receiving the award, Masam Abbas, Nestlé Pakistan’s Gender Diversity Champion and Business Executive Officer – Juices, said, “Long-term prosperity hinges on the provision of equal opportunities for women to realize their full potential. We have made considerable efforts to not only integrate these principles within our organization but also extend them beyond our boundaries.”

“Diversity goals, which are an essential component of each function's comprehensive business plan, are championed by leaders at all levels within the company. This not only shows Nestlé Pakistan’s commitment and dedication to women empowerment, in line with UN SDGs 5 – Gender Equality, 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth and 10 – Reduced Inequalities, but also motivates us to continue our mission further,” he said.

Nestlé Pakistan’s internal programs ‘Phir Se Ker Dikhao’ provides the right coaching and experiential learning for women to connect back with their work life while ‘Kero Aitmaad’ program, breaks stereotypes and encourage young female university students by sharing stories of those that joined the workforce, instilling hope, ambition and self-confidence.

Externally, Nestlé Pakistan has been playing its role in community engagement and enhancement through various programs such as the Nestlé BISP Rural Women Sales Program is providing livelihood opportunities to beneficiaries of the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). This year, the program increased the number of enrolled BISP beneficiaries as sales agents to nearly 3000, across 28 districts in Pakistan.

Awards were adjudicated by an independent jury that vetted companies’ performances from different angles and awarded best performers overall and in different categories.

For further information, please contact:
Muhammad Rahat Hussain
Corporate Manager Public Affairs & Media Relations
Nestlé Pakistan 
[email protected]  

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