T U Dawood & PM Julia Gillard
Had the pleasure of meeting Australian PM Julia Gillard recently at the Commonwealth Business Council Forum Perth 2011, and discussing with her ways to strengthen ties between Australia and Pakistan, particularly with respect to development of women. One of the main areas of interest for Australia is mining in Pakistan and they are very keen to hire and engage women and would like to discuss further with Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND® how to accomplish this.
T U Dawood & Lisa M Scaffidi, Lord Mayor of Perth
Also had a lovely couple of meetings with the very charming The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Perth Ms Lisa M Scaffidi. This beautiful and brainy politician is a big supporter of women entrepreneurship and too would like to see greater connections between Perth and Pakistan.
Andrew Forrest & T U Dawood
Had invigorating discussions with top Australian Mining magnates including Andrew Forrest and Gina Rinehart, known respectively as the Richest Man and Woman in Australia.
Andrew is currently non-executive Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group
and is very eager to expand to Pakistan. Gina has her hands full with Hancock Prospecting
listed her as Australia’s richest person in February and in June, Citigroup
estimated that she is on course to overtake Mexican magnate Carlos Slim
and Bill Gates
because she owns her companies outright.
T U Dawood & Gina Rinehart
Dawood Global Foundation and LADIESFUND® have also been asked to help found a Women’s Commonwealth Business Council, which is being spearheaded by the International Federation of Business and Professional Women (led by Freda Miriklis, President) and British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (led by Deb Leary, OBE, National President UK).
Freda Miriklis, T U Dawood & Deb Leary
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