“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”
2018 was the worst year for me. I have been suffering from depression and wanted a psychiatrist to cure it. But whoever I talked to, make me guilty of my decision and discouraged me to seek doctors. But then, one of my friends recommended joining a private group on Facebook to ask for a tried and tested psychiatrist.
To my surprise, I received such a great response to my query that I’m still grateful to the community. On that day, I realized the power of Female owned digital spaces and why it’s a must to have these communities in Pakistan.
So, in this blog, I’ve filtered 10 best and active groups across all niches so women in Pakistan can also join and reap the advantages.
Whether you’re a job professional, housewife, businesswoman, or anyone who want to learn and grow, these groups can be of great help.
Soul Sisters Pakistan
Niche: Social Issues
Soul Sisters Pakistan is a community of 260K+ women from different walks of life who are connected to help each other. It’s a clean community to discuss all the social issues, domestic abuse cases, personal-life experience and problems women face in their lives.
Founded by Kanwal Ahmed in 2013, the community aims to empower women by making women stand for each other support. By being a part of this community you’re going to learn a lot from stories of other women who don’t let themselves become the victim of abuse and show the courage to stand for their rights.
On a lighter note, if you need any motivation, guidance or recommendation in any phase of life then SSP is your go-to help. One of the leading Facebook groups of Pakistan that’s helping you to embrace yourself. But note that, if you judge anyone and pour the negativity in the community, you’ll be kicked out immediately. So, be kind, be courteous and spread positivity.
There are so many religious adaptations in our practical lives that we miss knowingly or unknowingly. Some of the women are early birds to Islam and don’t how to practice it in the routine chores while some want the remedy to their problems in the light of the Quran.
Deen sisters is a closed ladies-only community with more than 107K members which is lead by Sabeen Rabbani since 2015. The group aims to enlighten Muslim women to share inspirational aspects of Islam. The best part of this group is that it discourages Schismatics (firqa bandi) and unites women under the shade of Islam. You’re either a Muslim or a non-muslim, there’s no in-between.
Plus, if you want to know something about Islam, only experts are allowed to give you the answers with credible sources.
Niche: Buying and Selling
Nadia Patel Gangjee is the first woman in Pakistan who put forth the idea of the online marketplace for women through Sheops. It’s a group of more than 132K women where you can buy and sell anything you want from cupcakes to make-up to furniture in a few clicks. If not purchasing then you can get inspired by the successful businesswomen who showcase their products online to get the leads.
Or if you’re the one who has learned great lessons in your woman entrepreneurship journey then you’re also welcome to share your stories and motivate others. On the contrary, if your purpose is to learn, grow while networking with the professionals then also consider this a safe business platform. But make sure when you start selling your products here, you must adhere to the community guidelines. Above all, as long as you’re not harming the community with your actions, you can enjoy being part of this trusted community forever.
The founder NPG also owns another Facebook group for women in Pakistan to support online businesses through counselling and training sessions known as Femprow.
Superwomen of Pakistan
Niche: Women Entrepreneurship
Similar to Sheops, Superwomen of Pakistan (SoP) is also a safe platform to help the women entrepreneurs in Pakistan. With a community of 42K members, Sop aims to give exposure to small and mid-size women-led businesses by letting them organize sessions and workshops within the group.
The founder, Nida Saif is herself a digital content creator and aim to empower women through her platform. The core specialities of this group are brand awareness, lead generation, events and digital marketing to grow your business. Plus, the consistent guidance of the admin on her group shows that she’s super dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs in Pakistan.
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Also, if you’re a brand and you want to partner up with businesses for your event, you can get your relevant support from here. Now, what’s stopping you to start your online venture when you have such huge community support?
Karachi Chefs at Home
Do you want to cook the best meals at home but don’t know how to start? Join Karachi Chefs at Home.
It’s led by a passionate kitchen queen, Saba Mohsin Shaikh who also owns her best recipes book. The group is a private community for women chefs which host more than 251K members with the sole purpose to share their recipes and learn from others. Whether you’re a beginner looking forward to learning or an expert looking for exposure, this group is your go-to guide for everyday cooking.
Apart from that, the group also organize cooking competitions and meetups so members can better collaborate with each other by helping them cook. Although this group is named as Karachi Chefs at Home it has members from all over Pakistan. So, if you want your Facebook feed to excite your taste buds then become a part of this trusted community. You’ll end up making a great treat for yourself and your family.
The founder also owns other digital space Wings to Women – a job portal for women in Pakistan.
Peace, Mind, Body
Peace Mind Body is an online space for women who are struggling to shed their extra pounds and want to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Owned by Moomal Asif who’s also the author Pakistan’s first diet recipe book – Non-Guilty Pleasures, it is one of the best Facebook support groups for women to achieve your body goals. From diet plans to diet tips to get inspired to start your weight loss journey, the group focuses on teaching a healthier yet happier life.
And the good part is that you won’t get diet pill, detox drinks or any short-term advice to reduce your body weight all of a sudden. The key is to focus, learn and work on your body goals under countless inspirational stories shared in this group. So, if you’re struggling to start a healthy lifestyle, this group will let you kickstart your journey.
Pakistan Lady Bloggers (PLB)
There a lot of female bloggers who started their blogging journey with a fire-burning attitude but quit later due to less traffic they received on their blogs. It wasn’t their mistake but the lack of blogging communities in Pakistan especially for women. Now, since blogging has taken a quick turnover and become a major source of earning, the need for online communities has also increased.
Pakistan Lady Bloggers (PLB) is a women-own community for more than 9K members where you can share your blogs, learn from other bloggers and grow your blogging network. It’s a clean and private space for women where they can be themselves and write what they want.
Whether you’re a micro-blogger, Instagram blogger, video or a website blogger, the competitions and the continuous surprises by the founder Mehreen Farhan will keep you engage in the community. Even if you join this group to read and write, you’ll end up becoming a Pakistan Lady Blogger, isn’t that amazing?
Women In Tech
Niche: Technology, Career
If you search Facebook groups page for women to talk about corporate culture in Pakistan, you’ll hardly find a few. But communities like these are important to connect with the professionals and learn from their experience. If not this, women are always keen to learn about their future workspace and career opportunities.
Thanks to Faiza Yousuf for bringing up Women in Tech Pk where women can talk about tech and job opportunities. Whether you’re a freelancer, mentor, job seeker or a tech geek, you can talk about your experience in this group. And if you have any queries, you can get it solved by the mentors in this group. The aim is to create a diversified and accepting environment for women in technology. Following already?
The Motherhood Forum
How many top Pakistani Facebook pages or groups do you know that lets you talk about Motherhood openly? A few? Or not any?
This happened! Motherhood is a new experience for every woman and this journey has its own twists. However, in this phase, if you’re connected to experienced mothers, you’ll get to learn a lot from their mistakes and journey. The motherhood forum is such an online Facebook group for women in Pakistan where they can talk about childbirth, care, pregnancy, postpartum and everything you feel as a mother.
It’s one of the oldest Motherhood community founded in 2016 by Saher Arshad. The aim is to keep supporting mothers so they can embrace their challenges with ease.
Babies and Bumps
Similar to the Motherhood forum, Babies and Bumps is also a community of above 63K members that aims at providing peer extended support on various stages of parenting including conception, pregnancy, postpartum & motherhood.
The group was founded by Umm E Azaan in 2017 to provide a support system for mothers. Being a member, one can share their experiences, ask for support and solutions to overcome the parenting issues. Perhaps a much needed online women community in Pakistan.
Note: Each of their Facebook group join links are attached with their descriptions.
Do you enjoy being part of these communities?
And before you leave, do tell me which is your favorite one?
Or if I missed some really great woman for women communities in Pakistan, please do add it in the comments below to aware women about it.
A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
I prefer books and diaries more than phones and Facebook. Soulfully connected to Pakistan. And I passionately believe that I can change the world through blogging.