FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) here today celebrated the World Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) , a global movement to empower and engage women, of all ages, through the power of innovation and new venture creation at Federation house in New Delhi.
“Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is a global event that inspires and empowers women. WED was founded to recognize the contributions of female founders and to highlight the challenges that they face as entrepreneurs. WED aims to mobilize women business owners, entrepreneurs and change agents to develop a global coalition of support, empowerment and mentorship for women worldwide. It also marks a day for recognising the achievements of women entrepreneurs and to celebrate, empower & encourage women in business.” Said Ms Vasvi Bharat Ram ,President, FICCI Ladies Organsiation (FLO).
“The first such event was launched in 2014 at the United Nations in New York and the WED Organisation now celebrates it in over 144 countries, the world over. Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) is working to generate a movement that carries throughout the year in support of women in business globally. WED ignites women leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to initiate startups, drive economic expansion, and advance communities worldwide. The WED mission is to empower the 4 billion women across the globe to be catalysts of change, and uplift the 250 million girls living in poverty globally.” saidMS Bharat Ram.
“This year India Ambassador, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day & Co-founder, GlobalLinker, Summi Gambhir and Vasvi Bharat Ram, National President FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) have partnered to mark the day along with Jetairways Global Linker “The WED Organization is committed to supporting the efforts of women entrepreneurs in India and connecting them is one significant step. In partnership with FICCI FLO, we are working towards celebrating, empowering, supporting & inspiring women in business,” shares Summi Gambhir.
Vasvi Bharat Ram, National President, FLO opines, "FLO recognises that women are the critical mass that will transform policies, encourage socially sensitive development and build an inclusive community. For the last 34 years, FLO has been working towards channelising women’s strengths to help them achieve their full potential."
The theme of the NCR Women’s Entrepreneurship Day event was ‘Connecting Women Entrepreneurs'. To bring the subject to life, a panel of successful women entrepreneurs also discussed matters around - encouraging more women to take to entrepreneurship; building significant brands of value; and paving the path to creating large global corporations from such women owned and promoted enterprises. Panelists included - Kanika Tekriwal (Founder, JetSetGo), Neha Kirpal (Founder-Director, India Art Fair), Priyanka Gill (Founder, POPxo), Richa Kar (Founder, Zivame). The discussion wasmoderated by Fatima Mahdi Karan (Consulting Editor, Business Television India).
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