Strengthening the Services industry is the second most important growth engine for any economy. To consolidate resources effectively it is essential that entrepreneurship is strengthened with the expertise of consultants in various disciplines.
Women in this segment manage their firms on an equal footing with those of their male counter-parts. Consultancy practices have been the most favored fields for women, as they can work as per their convenience .... well that's what is thought ... in reality it takes a lot more than the 9-5 hours!!
Professions Under Each Field
The following fields encapsulate the major areas of expertise that women engage in as independent practitioners with their own firms. Each field branches off further into specialization areas:
1. Legal - Women lawyers, Lady Advocates and legal practitioners
2. Medical - Lady Doctors, Specialists and medical practitioners
3. Engineering - Women Architects, Engineers and Planners
4. Finance - Women Chartered Accountants, Investment advisers and Financial Analysts
5. Marketing - Advertising agency owners, Event Managers and Brand Developers
6. Information Technology - Software House owners, Developers and Programmers
7. Sports - Athletes, Alpine Skiers, Swimmers, Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Cricket, Hockey and many more
8. Teachers and Professors
9. Tuition Services (Home Tutors)
How can we forget the thronging and ever favorite of women - tuition services!!. We were reminded of this great profession that is helping our youth to excel in results for all their O-Levels, A-Levels, Matriculation, Intermediate, Graduation and Professional Degrees - when a visitor of ours from Lahore entered their submission about their "teachers at your door step" Services.
Do check it out on our Add your own page Link.
How to go about...
The specialization areas cover several branches within each profession.
There are no special treatments for the consultants, rather they have to strive harder to gain clientele. However, once they have established their practice in their niche and proven their worth on merit, the clientele does not move to other practitioners in the field.
The establishing of practices in the earlier years requires dedication and hard work, just like any other professional. Check the Setting Up a Consultancy Practice page to have an idea.
There always remains a need for networking and expanding the practice.
A particularly untapped resource for consultants is the women entrepreneurs area. To create sound businesses, it is essential that the entrepreneurs engage the services of professionals, however, it has been seen that these segments work in isolation and hence effective synergies are not formed.
At MizLink-Pakistan, our endeavor is to create these linkages and provide win-win solutions for all concerned.
Click on the links above for a deeper look into these practice groups ...