Do you have an idea that could primarily help towards the active financial inclusion of women in Pakistan? Are you willing to channel your potent idea towards a realistic business plan? Karandaaz Pakistan is providing you an opportunity to contribute.

Karandaaz Pakistan thrives for the enhancement and advancement of the business sector in Pakistan. Due to the scarcity of women individuals in the financial sector, the organization, under its program, Karandaaz Innovation, has introduced the Financial Inclusion of Women Challenge. The event is being supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) in order to provide substantial solutions towards the financial inclusion of women in Pakistan.

The primary goal of the Financial Inclusion of Women Challenge is to provide express financial expertise to emerging Fintech companies. The Challenge includes assistance towards the structural production of a business idea as well as helping the individuals to foresee the potential in their ideas.

Furthermore, the FIW Challenge will help women to showcase their potential to a number of Fintech, research, and advisory firms. This will be beneficial in their pursuit of overcoming the bottlenecks regarding their inclusion in the financial sector.

About Karandaaz


Karandaaz Pakistan was established in August 2014. The motive of the organization is the promotion of businesses ranging from small to medium-sized. The key factor that sets Karandaaz apart from their competitors is their intelligently engineered investment platform. It has a commercially mature guideline, and it involves the financial inclusion of several individuals with the help of technology-enabled solutions.

What does the Challenge Round offer?

Karandaaz is inviting all the women-centric, gender-smart financial business ideas that our falling behind. The motive of the challenge round is to invite and help individuals who possess unique ideas that reflect the needs of female customers in the financial sector.

In this regard, Karandaaz Pakistan is inviting potential applicants who are willing to participate in the Challenge round, for an introductory session on the following dates:

  • First Session: 17th September 2019 at Indus Hall Extension, Avari Hotel,
  • Second Session: 25th September 2019 at Shamdaan Hall, Serena Hotel, Islamabad.


Agenda of the Workshops


17th September 2019 (Karachi)

25th September 2019 (Islamabad)


Indus Hall Extension, Avari Hotel, Karachi.

Shamdaan Hall, Serena Hotel, Islamabad.


9:00 A.M – 12:30 P.M.

Time Agenda
9:00 A.M Registration
9:30 A.M. Welcome and Introduction to Challenged Round – FIWC
10:00 A.M – 11:15 A.M. Introduction to Gender Framework Segmentation

The session will equip participants with potential women segments and personas identified in Gender Framework Segmentation. The purpose of this session is to be better aware of a potential women segment for which a tailor-made product can be developed or structure.

11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Introduction to Design Thinking

The session will brief the participants about using design thinking principles for idea generation and product development.

Application Deadline

The last date for the submission of your application is October 7, 2019.

Apply now: Financial Inclusion of Women Challenge Round

In order to find out more details about the event, visit:

Karandaaz Pakistan – Financial Inclusion of Women Challenge

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